The first section of this poem states that he is 37 years old in good health and wants to celebrate his life until he dies. In section two I think Whitman is introducing the idea of individualism. When he says "Houses and rooms are full of perfumes". I think he is talking about other people and how he is determined to maintain his individuality. I was really confused about section 6 of this poem when a child asks the question "What is the grass"? the author never gives a real answer or I missed it while reading. How does that question relate to this poem at all? In the next few sections the author lists all that the poet sees. For example: both sexes, animals, all ages. In different walks of life the poet sees them. What does he mean by sees?
This poem was really confusing. It reminds me of emerson a little because they both speak of individualism.