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Newbie Here [Jun. 17th, 2005|06:19 am]
Dead Poets Society


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Hello everybody. I just joined the community and I thought I'd introduce myself. I absolutely adore the movie Dead Poets Society. I first watched it because I am somewhat obsessed with Robert Sean Leonard. However, in addition to watching it for him, I also watch it (over and over :-p ) because it's so inspiring. Anyway, I thought I'd post, for your reading pleasure, O' Me, O' Life, from Whalt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.

O ME! O life!... of the questions of these recurring;
Of the endless trains of the faithless--of cities fill'd with the foolish;
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light--of the objects mean--of the struggle ever renew'd;
Of the poor results of all--of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me;
Of the empty and useless years of the rest--with the rest me intertwined;
The question, O me! so sad, recurring--What good amid these, O me, O life?

That you are here--that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.

[User Picture]From: fanfic_lover
2005-08-17 04:57 pm (UTC)
Welcome!! :D
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From: the_arianwen
2006-05-29 07:19 am (UTC)

That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse...

I loved this part, in the movie. It was just beautiful.

It's a fantastic poem, too. :)
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[User Picture]From: bratpacker47
2006-05-29 08:44 am (UTC)

Re: That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse...

It really is. :) Of course, thanks to the movie, I can't hear about or read any Whitman poem without being tempted to say, "I'm being chased by Whalt Whitman!" :p

This is probably one of my favorites of his, actually.
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