Arts  & Poetry 

Do you remember the film "Dead Poets Society"  ?   
Dead Poets Society is a wonderful film, obviously filled with a lot of references to English and American poetry. In this scene, John Keating (Robin Williams) teaches his pupils the reason for reading and writing poetry, quoting Whitman's Leaves of Grass:
                                                        
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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?"

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"Why do we read  and write poetry?"
                                               

More pragmatic Reasons why poetry Is good for our soul  

POETRY IS GOOD FOR DEVELOPING MENTAL LEARNING. POETRY IS GOOD FOR DEVELOPING SKILLS.
POETRY  DOES HELP IMPROVING IDEAS.
POETRY IS THERAPEUTIC FOR THE WRITER.
POETRY IS THERAPEUTIC FOR THE READER.
POETRY HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WORDS THEMSELVES.
POETRY HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND PEOPLE.
POETRY HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND YOURSELF.


g.f.

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This page is dedicated to Arts and Poetry...
I'll start with one of my favorite poets William Blake (1757-1827).  

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I'd like to pay tribute to Sir William Blake.  I could  say each time I've read one of his poems it was during my vacation! A pure breath of fresh air...  Time  allotted for dreaming, for reading,  not for analyzing or organizing  things ...  but time for me, myself and I.  William Blake is a poet whose poems do make me  b r e a t h e !                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                
                                                                                                                                                            



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