Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

Ralph Waldo Emerson issued a call for a great poet to capture and immortalize the unique American experience. In 1855, an answer came with Leaves of Grass.   Today, this masterful collection remains not only a seminal event in American literature but also the incomparable achievement of one of America?s greatest poets?an exuberant, passionate man who loved his country and Ralph Waldo Emerson issued a call for a great poet to capture and immortalize the unique American experience. In ...

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Title:Leaves of Grass
Author:Walt Whitman
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Leaves of Grass
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:624 pages pages

Leaves of Grass Reviews

  • Bryan  Jones
    May 29, 2007

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

    "Song of Myself" is a work of pure genius comparable to Shakespeare's greatest. I love these last three stanzas especially. When my wife and I were dating long distance and when I was deployed, I would end alot of my letters with "I stop somewhere waiting for you." I bequeath myself...

  • Jenny Beth
    Feb 26, 2009

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

    "Song of Myself" is a work of pure genius comparable to Shakespeare's greatest. I love these last three stanzas especially. When my wife and I were dating long distance and when I was deployed, I would end alot of my letters with "I stop somewhere waiting for you." I bequeath myself...

    Literary rapture. I don't know how else I could describe my first experience reading Leaves of Grass. It was pure literary rapture. I highly recommend Leaves of Grass to everyone - especially those who still believe, or want to believe, in the basic goodness of the American Experim...

    ????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??? ???? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???? ????????? ??? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???...

    Unlike many Americans, I was not introduced to Walt Whitman during my school years through English/Literature/Composition classes, but through a magnificent and beautiful film called Dead Poets Society. I fell in love with his poetry then, of course, not all of his poetry is shown, fo...

    First the pros: Whitman's free verse is years ahead of its time. I kept having to remind myself that he published this work in 1855. Wordsworth had only been dead for five years, Tennyson and Browning were at the height of their powers and Longfellow was still churning them out. Whi...

    SUCK MY DICK WALT ...

    Holy crap this is boring and pretentious. Admittedly, I don't like poetry, but I'm trying to make my way through some books that are considered classics. This is a DNF for me. IMO, poetry needs to rhyme. I'll stick with Dr. Seuess from now on. ...

    Few people know that I curl up with Song of Myself whenever i am depressed. i gave a nice boy from England my beautiful edition once as a birthday gift, so now i curl up with this dreadful Norton Anthology edition where the pages are thinner than onion skins. once i get to the end and ...

  • Andrew
    Jul 29, 2007

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

    "Song of Myself" is a work of pure genius comparable to Shakespeare's greatest. I love these last three stanzas especially. When my wife and I were dating long distance and when I was deployed, I would end alot of my letters with "I stop somewhere waiting for you." I bequeath myself...

    Literary rapture. I don't know how else I could describe my first experience reading Leaves of Grass. It was pure literary rapture. I highly recommend Leaves of Grass to everyone - especially those who still believe, or want to believe, in the basic goodness of the American Experim...

  • Ben Wilson
    Nov 27, 2007

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

  • Selby
    Sep 11, 2007

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

  • Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
    Jul 17, 2009

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

  • Collin
    Apr 12, 2008

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

  • Manny
    Aug 16, 2011

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

    "Song of Myself" is a work of pure genius comparable to Shakespeare's greatest. I love these last three stanzas especially. When my wife and I were dating long distance and when I was deployed, I would end alot of my letters with "I stop somewhere waiting for you." I bequeath myself...

    Literary rapture. I don't know how else I could describe my first experience reading Leaves of Grass. It was pure literary rapture. I highly recommend Leaves of Grass to everyone - especially those who still believe, or want to believe, in the basic goodness of the American Experim...

    ????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??? ???? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???? ????????? ??? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???...

    Unlike many Americans, I was not introduced to Walt Whitman during my school years through English/Literature/Composition classes, but through a magnificent and beautiful film called Dead Poets Society. I fell in love with his poetry then, of course, not all of his poetry is shown, fo...

    First the pros: Whitman's free verse is years ahead of its time. I kept having to remind myself that he published this work in 1855. Wordsworth had only been dead for five years, Tennyson and Browning were at the height of their powers and Longfellow was still churning them out. Whi...

    SUCK MY DICK WALT ...

    Holy crap this is boring and pretentious. Admittedly, I don't like poetry, but I'm trying to make my way through some books that are considered classics. This is a DNF for me. IMO, poetry needs to rhyme. I'll stick with Dr. Seuess from now on. ...

    Few people know that I curl up with Song of Myself whenever i am depressed. i gave a nice boy from England my beautiful edition once as a birthday gift, so now i curl up with this dreadful Norton Anthology edition where the pages are thinner than onion skins. once i get to the end and ...

    ...

    Yeaaah got through this. I'm going to be able to concentrate on my other readings now. ------ University work !! What's funny is that I had to do this book already a couple of years ago for another class and I actually hadn't even bothered with buying or reading the book. I guess...

    To quote Robert Louis Stevenson:?like a large shaggy dog just unchained scouring the beaches of the world and baying at the moon.But let's look at the positive side. Monica Lewinsky gave a copy to Bill Clinton as a present. ...

  • Dan
    Jan 21, 2011

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

  • Emily
    Aug 26, 2017

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

    "Song of Myself" is a work of pure genius comparable to Shakespeare's greatest. I love these last three stanzas especially. When my wife and I were dating long distance and when I was deployed, I would end alot of my letters with "I stop somewhere waiting for you." I bequeath myself...

    Literary rapture. I don't know how else I could describe my first experience reading Leaves of Grass. It was pure literary rapture. I highly recommend Leaves of Grass to everyone - especially those who still believe, or want to believe, in the basic goodness of the American Experim...

    ????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??? ???? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???? ????????? ??? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???...

    Unlike many Americans, I was not introduced to Walt Whitman during my school years through English/Literature/Composition classes, but through a magnificent and beautiful film called Dead Poets Society. I fell in love with his poetry then, of course, not all of his poetry is shown, fo...

    First the pros: Whitman's free verse is years ahead of its time. I kept having to remind myself that he published this work in 1855. Wordsworth had only been dead for five years, Tennyson and Browning were at the height of their powers and Longfellow was still churning them out. Whi...

    SUCK MY DICK WALT ...

    Holy crap this is boring and pretentious. Admittedly, I don't like poetry, but I'm trying to make my way through some books that are considered classics. This is a DNF for me. IMO, poetry needs to rhyme. I'll stick with Dr. Seuess from now on. ...

  • Liz Janet
    Jan 07, 2014

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

    "Song of Myself" is a work of pure genius comparable to Shakespeare's greatest. I love these last three stanzas especially. When my wife and I were dating long distance and when I was deployed, I would end alot of my letters with "I stop somewhere waiting for you." I bequeath myself...

    Literary rapture. I don't know how else I could describe my first experience reading Leaves of Grass. It was pure literary rapture. I highly recommend Leaves of Grass to everyone - especially those who still believe, or want to believe, in the basic goodness of the American Experim...

    ????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??? ???? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???? ????????? ??? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???...

    Unlike many Americans, I was not introduced to Walt Whitman during my school years through English/Literature/Composition classes, but through a magnificent and beautiful film called Dead Poets Society. I fell in love with his poetry then, of course, not all of his poetry is shown, fo...

  • Ben Winch
    Jun 19, 2011

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

  • منار هانى
    Jul 26, 2014

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

    "Song of Myself" is a work of pure genius comparable to Shakespeare's greatest. I love these last three stanzas especially. When my wife and I were dating long distance and when I was deployed, I would end alot of my letters with "I stop somewhere waiting for you." I bequeath myself...

    Literary rapture. I don't know how else I could describe my first experience reading Leaves of Grass. It was pure literary rapture. I highly recommend Leaves of Grass to everyone - especially those who still believe, or want to believe, in the basic goodness of the American Experim...

    ????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??? ???? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???? ????????? ??? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???...

    Unlike many Americans, I was not introduced to Walt Whitman during my school years through English/Literature/Composition classes, but through a magnificent and beautiful film called Dead Poets Society. I fell in love with his poetry then, of course, not all of his poetry is shown, fo...

    First the pros: Whitman's free verse is years ahead of its time. I kept having to remind myself that he published this work in 1855. Wordsworth had only been dead for five years, Tennyson and Browning were at the height of their powers and Longfellow was still churning them out. Whi...

    SUCK MY DICK WALT ...

    Holy crap this is boring and pretentious. Admittedly, I don't like poetry, but I'm trying to make my way through some books that are considered classics. This is a DNF for me. IMO, poetry needs to rhyme. I'll stick with Dr. Seuess from now on. ...

    Few people know that I curl up with Song of Myself whenever i am depressed. i gave a nice boy from England my beautiful edition once as a birthday gift, so now i curl up with this dreadful Norton Anthology edition where the pages are thinner than onion skins. once i get to the end and ...

    ...

  • Teresa Proença
    May 22, 2013

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

  • anna (readingpeaches)
    Oct 05, 2016

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

    "Song of Myself" is a work of pure genius comparable to Shakespeare's greatest. I love these last three stanzas especially. When my wife and I were dating long distance and when I was deployed, I would end alot of my letters with "I stop somewhere waiting for you." I bequeath myself...

    Literary rapture. I don't know how else I could describe my first experience reading Leaves of Grass. It was pure literary rapture. I highly recommend Leaves of Grass to everyone - especially those who still believe, or want to believe, in the basic goodness of the American Experim...

    ????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??? ???? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???? ????????? ??? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???...

    Unlike many Americans, I was not introduced to Walt Whitman during my school years through English/Literature/Composition classes, but through a magnificent and beautiful film called Dead Poets Society. I fell in love with his poetry then, of course, not all of his poetry is shown, fo...

    First the pros: Whitman's free verse is years ahead of its time. I kept having to remind myself that he published this work in 1855. Wordsworth had only been dead for five years, Tennyson and Browning were at the height of their powers and Longfellow was still churning them out. Whi...

    SUCK MY DICK WALT ...

  • Ahmed Oraby
    Nov 16, 2013

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

  • Samadrita
    Aug 24, 2014

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

  • Lauren Schumacher
    Aug 05, 2013

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

  • Roy Lotz
    Feb 28, 2014

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

  • Philip Cartwright
    Feb 23, 2013

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

    "Song of Myself" is a work of pure genius comparable to Shakespeare's greatest. I love these last three stanzas especially. When my wife and I were dating long distance and when I was deployed, I would end alot of my letters with "I stop somewhere waiting for you." I bequeath myself...

    Literary rapture. I don't know how else I could describe my first experience reading Leaves of Grass. It was pure literary rapture. I highly recommend Leaves of Grass to everyone - especially those who still believe, or want to believe, in the basic goodness of the American Experim...

    ????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??? ???? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???? ????????? ??? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???...

    Unlike many Americans, I was not introduced to Walt Whitman during my school years through English/Literature/Composition classes, but through a magnificent and beautiful film called Dead Poets Society. I fell in love with his poetry then, of course, not all of his poetry is shown, fo...

    First the pros: Whitman's free verse is years ahead of its time. I kept having to remind myself that he published this work in 1855. Wordsworth had only been dead for five years, Tennyson and Browning were at the height of their powers and Longfellow was still churning them out. Whi...

  • Yassmeen Altaif
    Jun 09, 2016

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

    "Song of Myself" is a work of pure genius comparable to Shakespeare's greatest. I love these last three stanzas especially. When my wife and I were dating long distance and when I was deployed, I would end alot of my letters with "I stop somewhere waiting for you." I bequeath myself...

    Literary rapture. I don't know how else I could describe my first experience reading Leaves of Grass. It was pure literary rapture. I highly recommend Leaves of Grass to everyone - especially those who still believe, or want to believe, in the basic goodness of the American Experim...

    ????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??? ???? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???? ????????? ??? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???...

  • Helga
    Sep 19, 2018

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

  • Camille ☼
    Jan 15, 2018

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

    "Song of Myself" is a work of pure genius comparable to Shakespeare's greatest. I love these last three stanzas especially. When my wife and I were dating long distance and when I was deployed, I would end alot of my letters with "I stop somewhere waiting for you." I bequeath myself...

    Literary rapture. I don't know how else I could describe my first experience reading Leaves of Grass. It was pure literary rapture. I highly recommend Leaves of Grass to everyone - especially those who still believe, or want to believe, in the basic goodness of the American Experim...

    ????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??? ???? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???? ????????? ??? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???...

    Unlike many Americans, I was not introduced to Walt Whitman during my school years through English/Literature/Composition classes, but through a magnificent and beautiful film called Dead Poets Society. I fell in love with his poetry then, of course, not all of his poetry is shown, fo...

    First the pros: Whitman's free verse is years ahead of its time. I kept having to remind myself that he published this work in 1855. Wordsworth had only been dead for five years, Tennyson and Browning were at the height of their powers and Longfellow was still churning them out. Whi...

    SUCK MY DICK WALT ...

    Holy crap this is boring and pretentious. Admittedly, I don't like poetry, but I'm trying to make my way through some books that are considered classics. This is a DNF for me. IMO, poetry needs to rhyme. I'll stick with Dr. Seuess from now on. ...

    Few people know that I curl up with Song of Myself whenever i am depressed. i gave a nice boy from England my beautiful edition once as a birthday gift, so now i curl up with this dreadful Norton Anthology edition where the pages are thinner than onion skins. once i get to the end and ...

    ...

    Yeaaah got through this. I'm going to be able to concentrate on my other readings now. ------ University work !! What's funny is that I had to do this book already a couple of years ago for another class and I actually hadn't even bothered with buying or reading the book. I guess...

  • Lizzy
    Dec 17, 2016

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

  • Araz Goran
    Oct 09, 2015

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

  • Ahmed Ibrahim
    Aug 06, 2016

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

  • Nahed.E
    Oct 08, 2015

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

  • Chris_P
    Apr 10, 2018

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

  • Kathleen
    Sep 09, 2017

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...

    Alright, my rating here is very misleading. I haven't read Leaves Of Grass. I don't even intend to read Leaves Of Grass. Not all the way through any way. It seems sort of weird to just read a big fat collection of poetry all the way through. The five star rating is for one poem, "Song ...

    When Leaves of Grass was first published, critics applauded Whitman "only that he did not burn" the "mass of stupid filth" immediately upon completion. They primarily objected to its sensual and occasionally (rather overtly) homoerotic content. Nowadays, of course, it seems entirely to...

    It is becoming increasingly trendy to chalk up success to practice and hard work. We have the famous 10,000 hours from Malcolm Gladwell?s Outliers, and a similar theme from Joshua Foer?s Moonwalking with Einstein, just to name two examples. But it seems to me that some people were ...

    I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as gre...

    Leaves of Grass is like reading every single instant message that I and a friend of mine ever wrote to one another over the course of the last ten years. Likely way too long, too self-serving and would have shocked the general public if they cared to read it when it was written. But ne...

    Holy shit this is self-important and tedious. --update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends...

    There's only so much rhetoric on American imperialism I can ingest and assimilate at a stretch. Later, Mr Whitman. (paused at 47%) ...

    "Adeus, minha Fantasia! Adeus, querida companheira, minha amada! Vou, mas não sei para onde vou, Nem qual será a minha sorte, nem se alguma vez nos voltaremos a ver, Por isso, adeus, minha Fantasia! Agora, a minha última vontade ? deixa-me olhar para trás por um instante; ...

    ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????? ??? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ??????...

    Did you know that the letters in "Leaves of Grass" can be rearranged to spell "Asses of Gravel"? If you find yourself anagramming the letters in the title rather than reading the poetry, it's a good sign you're not into the book. But I really wanted some of whatever Whitman was smoki...

    ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????. ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????...

    ??????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????? .. ?????? .. ?????? ??? ?? ??????? !! ?? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?...

    I read it in my living room. Read it by the sea. Read it in the afternoon, at sunset and at night. I read it from mid-winter through mid-spring. Read it while sad, read it while content, read it while not giving a fuck. I read it and understood it, read it and misinterpreted it. I re...

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?.... I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A sce...

    ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ???? ?? ?????? - ???? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???. ?????...

    "Song of Myself" is a work of pure genius comparable to Shakespeare's greatest. I love these last three stanzas especially. When my wife and I were dating long distance and when I was deployed, I would end alot of my letters with "I stop somewhere waiting for you." I bequeath myself...

    Literary rapture. I don't know how else I could describe my first experience reading Leaves of Grass. It was pure literary rapture. I highly recommend Leaves of Grass to everyone - especially those who still believe, or want to believe, in the basic goodness of the American Experim...

    ????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??? ???? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ???? ???? ????????? ??? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???...

    Unlike many Americans, I was not introduced to Walt Whitman during my school years through English/Literature/Composition classes, but through a magnificent and beautiful film called Dead Poets Society. I fell in love with his poetry then, of course, not all of his poetry is shown, fo...

    First the pros: Whitman's free verse is years ahead of its time. I kept having to remind myself that he published this work in 1855. Wordsworth had only been dead for five years, Tennyson and Browning were at the height of their powers and Longfellow was still churning them out. Whi...

    SUCK MY DICK WALT ...

    Holy crap this is boring and pretentious. Admittedly, I don't like poetry, but I'm trying to make my way through some books that are considered classics. This is a DNF for me. IMO, poetry needs to rhyme. I'll stick with Dr. Seuess from now on. ...

    Few people know that I curl up with Song of Myself whenever i am depressed. i gave a nice boy from England my beautiful edition once as a birthday gift, so now i curl up with this dreadful Norton Anthology edition where the pages are thinner than onion skins. once i get to the end and ...

    ...

    Yeaaah got through this. I'm going to be able to concentrate on my other readings now. ------ University work !! What's funny is that I had to do this book already a couple of years ago for another class and I actually hadn't even bothered with buying or reading the book. I guess...

    To quote Robert Louis Stevenson:?like a large shaggy dog just unchained scouring the beaches of the world and baying at the moon.But let's look at the positive side. Monica Lewinsky gave a copy to Bill Clinton as a present. ...

    ?I am he bringing help for the sick as they pant on their backs. And for strong upright men I bring yet more needed help. I heard what was said of the universe, Heard it and heard it of several thousand years; It is middling well as far as it goes?but is that all?? Song of M...

  • Michael
    Jul 11, 2017

    Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the work the words speak for themselves: "Th...

    In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ?The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately ...

    Whitman sings the song of America like no other poet I know--the outsized joy and pain, the affinity for common folk and the love of nature and the sheer overwhelming feeling of every sight and sound and industrious noise around him. "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear," ...