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karanguni wrote in bromatheon
THE untold want, by life and land ne’er granted,
Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.

- Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass, Book XXXIII)


Two lines of poetry, extending across, and saying everything about the human soul that needs to be said.

IT may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

- Lord Alfred Tennyson


The last verse taken from Ulysses to become the motto of Outward Bound Schools everywhere. Now, Voyager...

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I <3 Tennyson. Well, in parts. Not all of his stuff.

Hehe, as I kid I remember being epically confused as to which bits of his name went were, and lordy is the "lord" part real...

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