1855 Walt Whitman

In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman describes himself as the poet of the body and the soul. He celebrates sensuality and the joy of immediate physical life. Part of Whitman‘s inclusiveness of vision is that the entier body is crucial and that we are the same in death. „For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.“ We arise from nature, and to nature, the grass, we return. By affirming ourselves as leaves of grass, we become more than individual leaves. We become part of the unity that is the field of green blades in the sun.