Maria Popova uploaded a recording of James Earl Jones reading Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” which comes from the famous collection of poems in Leaves of Grass.

In college, I read Leaves of Grass and discovered a great appreciation for Whitman and his poems. I think about Leaves of Grass rather often as I read other poems – even if the style is different. In a way, Whitman is poetry to me. If I ever compiled a list of “must read” works or authors Whitman and Leaves of Grass would easily be in the Top 10.

via Brain Pickings

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