Arizona Cardinals, Men's Cafe

Guest Blogger Jim Nowlin

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.


By James Nowlin

Stability- that commodity- of it I longed to obtain.

Seeking- and freaking- over riddles in my brain.

The answer- a transfer- of truth that does sustain.

The verdict- a perfect- love which will reclaim.



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