Song of the Open Road is the most beautiful poem taken from Walt Whitman’s famous poetic collection Leaves of Grass.
Song of the Open Road is a beautiful blend of self-awareness, free will and tenderness of heart. It gives us poet’s realization that along the journey of life one will face a test of wisdom which is not tested in any school or university. A road is something everyone uses, whether rich or poor and forces all levels of people to associate with one another. The road signifies ‘mobility’. One can take the road as a point to start over towards something new. Whitman talks about the people and places. He argues against staying in one place for too long, although the hospitality may be true.