Walt Whitman — one of the greatest American poets — died on March 26,1892.
In remembrance, we offer five Walt Whitman poems that we love from his famed collection LEAVES OF GRASS…
Shut Not Your Doors
Shut not your doors to me proud libraries,
For that which was lacking on all your well-fill’d shelves, yet
needed most, I bring,
Forth from the war emerging, a book I have made,
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it every thing,
A book separate, not link’d with the rest nor felt by the intellect,
But you ye untold latencies will thrill to every page.