At Men’s Cafe we have been visiting the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society. In the film we were challenged by this quote.
“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?”
Over the next few blog post we have guest bloggers who will contribute their verse.
We thank them.
“I stand here before you
Vulnerable and uncertain
But I am stronger because I tried instead of doing nothing.”
– Mark Montague