“Song of the Open Road” by Walt Whitman
read by Mike Kimball


Song of the Open Road, poem by Walt Whitman, first published in the second edition of Leaves of Grass in 1856. The 15-stanza poem is an optimistic paean to wanderlust. Whitman exalts the carefree pleasures of travelling, encouraging others to break free from their stifling domestic attachments to join him.

Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman, read by Mike Kimball (bio) (00:01:22)



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