I Sing the Body Electric (poem)

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"I Sing the Body Electric" is a poem by Walt Whitman from his 1855 collection Leaves of Grass.

Its original publication, like the other poems in Leaves of Grass, did not have a title. In fact, the line "I sing the body electric" was not added until the 1867 edition. At the time, "electric" was not yet a commonly used term.[1]

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ Loving, Jerome. Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself. University of California Press, 1999. ISBN 0-520-22687-9. p. 202
  2. ^ "Lana Del Rey hates personal critics". STV. STV Group plc. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Moore, Alex. "Here’s Lana Del Rey’s new Walt Whitman-referencing track, ‘The Body Electric’". Death and Taxes. Retrieved 5 October 2012.