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Song of the Open Road, IV by Walt Whitman

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December 10, 2016

Song of the Open Road, IV

Walt Whitman

About This Poem


"Song of the Open Road, IV" was published in Leaves of Grass (David McKay, 1891-92).


Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819, in West Hills, Long Island, New York. He worked as a printer, teacher, and journalist in New York City throughout his life. Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass in 1855, which he continued to revise throughout his life. He died on March 26, 1892.


Poetry by Whitman


Leaves of Grass

(Penguin Classics, 1981) 

"I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260)" by Emily Dickinson


"Road at Ache" by Kazim Ali


"LXV [Once, I knew a fine song]" by Stephen Crane




Launched during National Poetry Month in 2006, Poem-a-Day features new and previously unpublished poems by contemporary poets on weekdays and classic poems on weekends.



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