Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass

1892 edition


  1. Inscriptions
  2. Starting from Paumanok
  3. Song of Myself
  4. Children of Adam
  5. Calamus
  6. Salut au Monde!
  7. Song of the Open Road
  8. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
  9. Song of the Answerer
  10. Our Old Feuillage
  11. A Song of Joys
  12. Song of the Broad-Axe
  13. Song of the Exposition
  14. Song of the Redwood Tree
  15. A Song for Occupations
  16. A Song of the Rolling Earth
  17. Birds of Passage
  18. A Broadway Pageant
  1. Sea-Drift
  2. By the Roadside
  3. Drum-Taps
  4. Memories of President Lincoln
  5. By Blue Ontario's Shore
  6. Autumn Rivulets
  7. Proud Music of the Storm
  8. Passage to India
  9. Prayer of Columbus
  10. The Sleepers
  11. To Think of Time
  12. Whispers of Heavenly Death
  13. Thou Mother With Thy Equal Brood
  14. From Noon to Starry Night
  15. Songs of Parting
  16. Sands at Seventy
  17. Good-Bye My Fancy!

Come, said my Soul,
Such verses for my Body let us write, (for we are one,)
That should I after return,
Or, long, long hence, in other spheres,
There to some group of mates the chants resuming,
(Tallying Earth's soil, trees, winds, tumultuous waves,)
Ever with pleas'd smile I may keep on,
Ever and ever yet the verses owning—as, first, I here and now
Signing for Soul and Body, set to them my name,

Walt Whitman

This version prepared by Gary Fuhrman, October 2007. Home page: