Saturday, May 28, 2011

Weekend Poem In Your Post Blog Hop

In memorium... 

    Oh Captain!  My Captain!

    O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
    The ship has weathered 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,
    For you bouquets and ribboned 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 anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
    From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
      Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
        But I, with mournful tread,
          Walk the deck my Captain lies,
            Fallen cold and dead.

                                       - Walt Whitman, 1865, in honor of Abraham Lincoln

Now it's your turn.  Post any poem you wish and link below - perhaps to memorialize, perhaps to offer solace, perhaps to bring a light to the darkness...

* Bloggers sharing your poems: If you link above, please link back to What She Read in your post on your blog so others can find our hop. 

This hop lasts all weekend now, to make it easier, more leisurely and joyful for us to post and hop.  Stop back every week and any week that you can.  And spread the word: More poems will accrue for you. 


1 comment:

Birdie said...

Oof. I'm late, but my poem is appropriate for Memorial day.
"Oh Captain, My Captain" always makes me cry. *dries eyes*

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...