O me! O life!

O me! O life!

O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring;
Of the endless trains of the faithless–of cities fill’d with the foolish;
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light–of the objects mean–of the struggle ever renew’d;
Of the poor results of all–of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me;
Of the empty and useless years of the rest–with the rest me intertwined;
The question, O me! so sad, recurring–What good amid these, O me, O life?

Answer.

That you are here–that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.

Walt Whitman

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About Alan

Alone in a sea of spinifex.
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2 Responses to O me! O life!

  1. Alan says:

    Elucidate!

    All the world’s a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players:
    They have their exits and their entrances;

    Like

  2. Like is not quite the term I would apply.

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