Poem for the week

11 08 2010

OK, so I’m stuck on a few details for Alta but i should have the next few pages done soon enough. Until then, however, I thought it might be cool to share with you some of my favorite poetry from other authors. The first selection is my favorite poem by my favorite Author, O Me, O Life by Walt Whitman. Enjoy

O Me! O Life!
by: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

O me! O life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I,
and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the
struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see
around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring–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.

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