Leaves of Grass (Gutenberg edition)

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Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman

collection of poems by American poet Walt Whitman, the best-known of which are "Song of Myself", "I Sing the Body Electric", "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking", and his homage to the assassinated U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, "O Captain! My Captain!".


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


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

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.