Whitman falls in love, explores war and assassination in his poetry, and becomes disillusioned by the Gilded Age that ensues. He recovers from a debilitating stroke to live out his days in Camden NJ, where he continues to write poetry. This episode includes powerful readings of some of Whitman most acclaimed poems including When Lilacs Last in the Doory Bloomed, O Captain! My Captain! O Me! O Life!, Prayer of Columbus, and Goodbye My Fancy.