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Poetry & Writing

Discussion in 'Tavern Talk' started by Yggdrasilion, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Yggdrasilion

    Yggdrasilion Aspiring Commoner

    Aug 17, 2014
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    This is the only place I felt was somewhat appropriate.
    As I've noted in my introduction, I've dabbled in poetry and other forms of literature over the years, and since I'm new here, I felt like sharing some of it might be a good way of opening up to the group xP

    This is a little glimpse into my poetry work. Don't know if it's any of your cup of tea, but I'm really not too bothered if it isn't. If it is, wonderful :)

    Feel free to share things that you enjoy doing outside of the insanity that is MCME.
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  2. TheSpeedy_

    TheSpeedy_ Dirt Conaisseur

    Mar 17, 2014
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    My favorite Walt Whitman poem: O Captain! My Captain!

    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; 10
    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; 20
    Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
    But I, with mournful tread,
    Walk the deck my Captain lies,
    Fallen cold and dead.

    Walt Whitman
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