What will your verse be?

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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?” 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. What will your verse be?

~ Robin Williams as John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)


Credits: Image – creofire. Quote – imdb.com

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  1. Oh, he versatility of this man. This one made me cry….

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  2. P.S. Mrs. Doubtfire is coming next,right? :-)

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  3. WLS – although I can’ write through my tears (she is way more talented than me).

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  4. Robin Williams’ contributions were great….

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  5. my verse is rife with compassion.

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  6. Devastating news. He will never be forgotten. RIP RW

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    One of his many transformations! RIP …..

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  8. Reblogged this on Makere's Blog and commented:
    The pain of his loss is beyond words.

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  9. Such a sad day… Such a loss for us

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  10. My favourte movie of his

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  11. Peggy Farrell Schroeder says:

    How very, very sad….

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  12. I wrote about him today too David…I liked the quote he said ~ No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Rest in Peace RW

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  13. I love Robin Williams and especially this movie and Good Will Hunting. He’ll be missed, not forgotten.

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  14. my favorite Robin Williams movie quote. thank you for posting this.

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  15. Reblogged this on saturn1ascends and commented:
    One of my favorite quotes.

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  16. Every teacher should watch this movie. Robin Williams brought the character alive and I think showed me what teaching could be like.

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  17. Answer. That you are here – that life exists!
    I wish I could answer how am I feeling. At times, words just spoil the charm and beauty of the moments you experience. I just experienced one of those moments. Thank you!

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  18. Very well said – there isn’t enough of anything. It’s really beautiful David. Thanks for sharing! :)

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