Oh Captain! My Captain! – Walt Whitman (Powerful Life Poetry)

Read by Doug Barron
Music by Hammock

Walt Whitman is America’s world poet – a successor to Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Shakespeare.

O Captain ! My Captain! is an elegy or mourning poem with the theme that every victory comes with a price.

Whitman wrote this poem to honour Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America. Lincoln successfully led his nation through the turmoil of the civil war and brought an end to slavery in America.

The speaker states that though the ship (United States) has braved the tough storm of civil war, it has lost its Captain (Abraham Lincoln). The speaker is torn between relief and despair.

writing poems in the dark – a dark academia playlist

a dark academia playlist for studying, writing, or other relaxing activities.
i hope you enjoy

tracklist
00:00 – Erik Satie – Gnossienne No. 1
03:17 – Chopin – Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2
07:44 – Yann Tiersen – La Valse D’Amélie
13:09 – Erik Satie – Gymnopédie No. 1
16:44 – Paul de Senneville – Mariage D’Amour
21:20 – Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune
26:19 – Franz Gordon – A Heart made of Yarn
29:40 – Schubert – Serenade

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Daffodils – William Wordsworth (An Inspirational Poem)

A powerful poem on finding pleasure and comfort in nature.

Read by Victor Vertunni

William Wordsworth was a revered English poet who was, in part, responsible for kick-starting the Romantic movement in English literature.

Inspired after finding a surprising number of daffodils during a countryside walk, Daffodils (or ‘I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud’) serves as something of a reminder that humanity is a part of nature and not an opposing force.