The feeling of health the full noon trill the song of me rising from bed and meeting the sun walt whitman song of myself from leaves of grass norton 1973 more poems by walt whitman beat beat drums by walt whitman crossing brooklyn ferry. Song of myself summary and form this most famous of whitmans works was one of the original twelve pieces in the 1855 first edition of leaves of grass like most of the other poems it too was revised extensively reaching its final permutation in 1881. The selection of poems beyond song of myself and the other major poems of 1855 1860 is smallish but choice and includes such personal favorites as the notebook form of the short poem once i passed through a populous city which includes the masculine pronouns whitman later thought better of. Song of myself might be the most egotistical poem ever written its all about me myself and i in the first line american poet walt whitman kindly informs us that he is going to celebrate himself and throughout 52 glorious sections he does just that it takes guts to write a long epic poem
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