Walt Whitman (1819–1892) is viewed as one of the most important American poets of the 19th century who preached an American vision of individual vision and human brotherhood. His work was considered very controversial in its time, particularly his 1855 free verse poetry collection Leaves of Grass
, which scandalized the public with for its overt celebration of sexuality. Among the poems contained in the compilation are Song of Myself
, I Sing the Body Electric
and Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
Here are four other songs inspired by Leaves of Grass
"I Sing The Body Electric
" by Cast of Fame.
" by Lana Del Rey.
"Out Of The Cradle
" by Rush.
"Song of Myself
" by Nightwish.