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...