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Oh Captain! My Captain!

I have made a point for some time now not to post copyrighted material on this blog.

Some things just belong to the world.

O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d 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 ribbon’d 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 anchor’d 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

(Brought to mind by Greg Laden’s caption post.)

Video from the ending of Dead Poets Society (1989).

Filed under: Blogs In Our MonkeySphere, Education, Entertainment, Images, Literature, Photos, Poetry, Video, YouTube, , , ,

2 Responses

  1. Musicguy says:

    One of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies. As an educator, it is my life-long goal to affect change in such a powerful and meaningful way.

  2. JanieBelle says:

    Mine too, Musicguy.

    It’s a moment that’s just too big to be constrained by something so mundane as a copyright.

    Would that we could all effect one change like that in each of our lifetimes.

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