Saturday, February 8, 2014

Good old uncle Walt.

I love Dead Poets society. Robin Williams quoting Walt Whitman in a picturesque school for privileged kids always got to me. How cool would it be going to that school. The truth is that Uncle Walt really inspired me. We read a lot of Whitman in High School and a lot of Frost. Today I'm going to share with you two poems that really touched me. The First one is by Whitman.

Aboard At A Ship's Helm

ABOARD, at a ship's helm,
A young steersman, steering with care.

A bell through fog on a sea-coast dolefully ringing,
An ocean-bell--O a warning bell, rock'd by the waves.

O you give good notice indeed, you bell by the sea-reefs ringing,
Ringing, ringing, to warn the ship from its wreck-place.

For, as on the alert, O steersman, you mind the bell's admonition,
The bows turn,--the freighted ship, tacking, speeds away under her
gray sails,
The beautiful and noble ship, with all her precious wealth, speeds
away gaily and safe.

But O the ship, the immortal ship! O ship aboard the ship! 10
O ship of the body--ship of the soul--voyaging, voyaging, voyaging.

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