Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done" W. Whitman, the assasination of Abraham Lincoln #QotD

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

The ship has weather’d 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.

"Oh Captain! My Captain!"
Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass, 1900 edition)

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