Set Your Soul Free

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The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse…
~ Walt Whitman in “O Me! O Life!” from his famous book of poetry Leaves Of Grass, also famously recited by John Keating (as portrayed by Robin Williams) in the film Dead Poets Society (via thealmas)

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We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute.
We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.
And the human race is filled with passion.
And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.
But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; 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 may contribute a verse.
That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
Robin Williams - John Keating, Dead Poets Society (via themadkingshandmaid)