Pioneers! O Pioneers!
by Walt Whitman
Pioneers! O Pioneers! Resources
For all your Whitman needs.
Have a looksee at Whitman's famous preface to the 1885 edition of Leaves of Grass.
Check out this Levi's commercial, which made famous use of Whitman's "Pioneers! O Pioneers!"
No, not L.A. lady. Hear Whitman read Whitman, in this even more famous Levi's commercial.
You haven't lived until you've heard this one aloud. We're not joking.
Sported by none other that Whitman himself. Seriously, you could get lost in that thing. We think there are gnomes living in there.
Well, not his hand. But his handwriting.
Read it. Cover to cover. It's the most important book in American poetry. For realsies. (Oh, and "Pioneers! O Pioneers!" is on page 183.)