Walt Whitman: “Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun”

Walt Whitman: “Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun” Human Voices Wake Us

An episode from 9/21/21: Tonight I read Walt Whitman’s poem, “Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun,” first published in the 1865 collection Drum Taps. Among Whitman’s shorter poems, there is no better expression of the tension he felt between nature and urban life. You can read the poem here, or find it in Walt Whitman: Selected Short Poems.

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