I would never have noticed this about Walt Whitman’s books if the terrific Artlark blog hadn’t brought it to my attention! But yeah, come to think of it, there is a lot of stuff, er, swimming around in Whitman’s wonderfully evocative poetry. Artlark always has something fascinating to say about literature, history or popular culture, and I guarantee after reading this you’ll never look at Whitman quite the same way again. Great read!