A friend of mine posted this favorite scene from one of my favorite movies on my facebook page tonight. In light of our recent discussions on poetry and Billy Collins’ “Introduction to Poetry,” I thought it would be appropriate to look at Mr. Keating’s (played by Robin Williams) way of dealing with a certain Dr. Pritchard’s Introduction, followed by his own words on why we write and read poetry in the first place. From Dead Poets Society, here is Robin Williams.
“That the powerful play goes on, and that you may contribute a verse.” I get choked up every time. Thank you for thinking of me, Erin. Pardon me, I think I have something in my eye.
- Billy Collins on the Trouble with Poetry (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- More Billy Collins (thewritersvillage.wordpress.com)
- Poetry: Readings, Reflections, Introduction, and Recuperation (dadpoet.wordpress.com)
- Dead Poets Society [retro review] (mutantreviewers.wordpress.com)