"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman (1892) A collection of poems that grew throughout Whitman's life. Ralph Waldo Emerson said "I find it the most extraordinary piece of wit & wisdom America has yet contributed"
A Clear Midnight "THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless, Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done, Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best. Night, sleep, and the stars." ~Walt Whitman