Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" in Comic Form

Walt Whitman's powerful verses on science, understanding and the raw aesthetic sense of nature's beauty, taken from the poet's iconic collection Leaves of Grass and reimagined in paneled form by Zen Pencils' Gavin Aung Than.

Whitman's is an interesting take on the enduring debate over science, and its ability to either elevate or diminish our appreciation for the Universe. One can't help but wonder what physicist Richard Feynman might have said of Whitman's poem, given his opinions on science's ability to "add to the excitement, beauty and awe of a flower."

See more of Gavin's inspirational comic adaptations over at Zen Pencils. H/T Joe Hanson.

Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" in Comic Form