Walt Whitman was born in Westhills, Long Island, May 31, 1819, on a farm overlooking lthe ocean. When he was a child his parents moved to Brooklyn, where he got his education. He learned poerty when he was thirteen years old. Two years later he taught at a school.
Whitman worked as a jounalist. Walt founded a weekly newspaper. He created a temperance novel and a story called leaves of grass. As a poet whitman created many great stories. His poems are still read to this day.
A Clear Midnight
By. Walt Whitman
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
Night, sleep, death and the stars.
This poem was made because Walt wanted to teach a lesson about not being so busy in life.