Monday, October 25, 2004

Contribute a verse

A few days ago, I promoted the movie “Dead Poets Society” from a long runner in the book shelf to Friday night entertainer. A feel good movie, where one line in particular caught my attention. The English teacher, played by Robin Williams, reveals a secret about the role and importance of poetry to his students. He quotes 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? Answer. 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."

Sounds like blogging to me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

cast a cold eye
on life
on death
horseman pass by...

the naked truth, as Yeats had it written on his tombstone.

Perhaps a little bit macabre but that habit of those days ,which still exists, was the first apperance of blogging. - greece -