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O Captain My Captain Dead Poets Society

Posted Feb 02 2009 10:50pm
Remember Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams that featured the Walt Whitman poem O Captain My Captain. In the movie Robin Williams was trying to get the students to see the world around them from a different perspective and to embrace the day Carpe Diem. If you look at your surroundings day after day pretty soon everything will look the same and you may not notice the blessings that surround you. Now I am not suggesting that you stand on top of your desk or anything so drastic but maybe take the time to notice the smaller things that are in our lives that may hold the answers to the questions that we have. Just a thought. Anyway I have posted the Walt Whitman poem O Captain My Captain before but I am going to do so again. Take care

O Captain My Captain

O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up--for you the flag is flung for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribboned wreaths for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

Walt Whitman

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