O Captain! My Captain!

This world has lost a true gift…

Book of words

Robin WilliamsEveryone’s funnyman Robin Williams passed away at the start of this week at the age of 63 leaving the world in disbelief and shocked by his passing.

I grew up watching Williams shows, an almost unavoidable encounter because my local TV channels are constantly broadcasting re-runs of Jumanji and Flubber that he became part of my childhood memories. But one of his most memorable shows for me would have to be the Dead Poets Society where Williams in the role of John Keating taught me about the latin word Carpe Diem, or seize the day, and brought me down Robert Frost’s “The Road Less Traveled.”

And it is only befitting that this week’s tribute to Williams would be Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!”, one of the most notable poems from that movie. O captain, my captain, bon voyage!

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