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( - p.mc.n.) Walt Whitman - An icon of American poetry. Also the first known gay poet

Walt Whitman - An icon of American poetry. Also the first known gay poet - 1819 - 1892

“I SING the body electric,” Walt Whitman wrote in 1855,in “Leaves of Grass,” his ecstatic epic poem of American life, he depicted himself as a live wire, a relay station for all the voices of the earth, natural or invented, human or mineral. “I have instant conductors all over me,” he wrote. “They seize every object and lead it harmlessly through me… My flesh and blood playing out lightning to strike what is hardly different from myself.”

Walt Whitman/ Leaves Of Grass Inscriptons-Song of Myself

charming life pattern: O Captain My Captain - Walt Whitman - poem - quote...

O Captain My Captain - Walt Whitman while studying Lincoln's assassination. This poem featured in Dead Poets Society.

One of my favorite Walt Whitman poems.

One of my favorite Walt Whitman poems

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Walt Whitman,Leaves of Grass

Citation: Walt Whitman, ca. 1887 / George Collins Cox, photographer. [John Flanagan photographs], Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Walt Whitman 1887 ~ George Collins Cox, photographer at John Flanagan photographs

Having a sh*t sandwich of a week/month/year? Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass to the rescue!

Reading LEAVES OF GRASS as a Self-Help Book

Walt Whitman This famous American author self-published his book "Leaves of…

Samuel Murray, portrait of Walt Whitman, 1891. One of the last pictures ever taken of him.

Samuel Murray, portrait of Walt Whitman, 1891

Bring all the art and science of the world and baffle and humble it with one spear of grass. Walt Whitman

Bring all the art and science of the world and baffle and gumble it with one spear of grass.

"Let your soul stand cool & composed before a million universes." ~Walt Whitman #quote

Walt Whitman — 'Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.

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