First published by Walt Whitman, in 1855, Leaves of Grass is the landmark poetry collection that introduced the world to a new and uniquely American form. Alive with the mythical strength and vitality that epitomized the American experience in the nineteenth century, and published here with rarely collected illustrative woodcuts by Rockwell Kent, Leaves of Grass continues to inspire, uplift, and unite those who read it.
Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop some where waiting for you.
--"Song of Myself"