On the West Hills of Long Island (New York), he was born 1819, on May day. His father was a carpenter and his mother barely literate that gave him unconditional love. At the age of eleven Walt Whitman was withdrawn from public school, to help support his family. At the age of twelve he fell in love with the written and printed word, becoming the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
FOR HIM I SING – For him I sing, as some perennial tree, out of its roots, the present on the past. With time and space I him dilate, and fuse the immortal laws, to make himself, by them, the law unto himself.