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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Encouraging Words From Walt Whitman

O Me! O Life!

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?


That you are here — that life exists, and identity;

That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.

                                                            – Walt Whitman