“I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease … observing a spear of summer grass.”
Celebrate the 190th anniversary of the birth of the great American poet Walt Whitman with a public (and participatory) reading of his epic classic, “Song of Myself.” Presented by the fine folks at the Poetry Motel Foundation and the Hudson Valley Writers Guild, Nippertown poets and poetry fans will gather together at the Robert Burns statue in Albany’s Washington Park at 6pm Sunday, May 31. Listen or read a section of the poem yourself at the free, rain-or-shine event.