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:: Dead Poet’s Society :: March 2, 2007

Posted by Minci 先生 in Movie/TV Reviews, Ponderings.

Carpe Diem – Seize The Day

 Most of us know of Robert Frost’s poem – The Road Not Taken. Perhaps not many are familiar with Carpe Diem.

Carpe Diem

Age saw two quiet children
Go loving by at twilight,
He knew not whether homeward,
Or outward from the village,
Or (chimes were ringing) churchward,
He waited, (they were strangers)
Till they were out of hearing
To bid them both be happy.
“Be happy, happy, happy,
And seize the day of pleasure.”
The age-long theme is Age’s.
‘Twas Age imposed on poems
Their gather-roses burden
To warn against the danger
That overtaken lovers
From being overflooded
With happiness should have it.
And yet not know they have it.
But bid life seize the present?
It lives less in the present
Than in the future always,
And less in both together
Than in the past. The present
Is too much for the senses,
Too crowding, too confusing-
Too present to imagine.

 What do you think this poem means?

To those who enjoyed watching Dead Poet’s Society like I did, you might want to check this site out. It discusses on the philosophies behind this story. It’ll tell you the significance of ‘the woman completing the jigsaw puzzle’ to their lives, about ‘contributing your own verse’ etc. So, if you have  a lot of time on your hands, do read it. I haven’t finished it. 😛



1. Puteri Nad :-) - March 3, 2007

i have to load la citer nie..aiyoh

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