Walt Whitman first published the poem, Miracles, in July of 1855. This is before the Civil War, before westward expansion, and before the American congress established a National Park system; yet, Whitman’s words from another century ring as true today as they did back then.
O.A.R.S. has teamed with SpokenVerse to create this dramatic reading of Whitman’s incredible poem to celebrate National Park Week. Read over scenes from some of our most famous national parks like Yellowstone, the Tetons, and the Grand Canyon, it provides a pitch-perfect reminder that we live in an enchanted world. From the insects that crawl in the grass at our feet, to the birds that soar overhead, there is no end to the miracles on earth, and it is worth our while to marvel at the natural world where we live.