The Question and Answer section for Walt Whitman: Poems is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Which particular poem are you referring to?
Whitman was interested in the transcendental mysteries of nature. He listens to the rain because rain tells him, “the poem of the Earth." Rain talks to him in an elemental language: Whitman can commune with the earth.
What particular poem are you referring to?