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The Dead Poets' Society

'the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse'

John Keating's English Class
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"The Dead Poets were dedicated to sucking the marrow out of life. That's a phrase from Thoreau we would evoke at the beginning of every meeting. You see, we would gather at the old Indian cave and take turns reading from Thoreau, Whitman, Shelley; the Biggies. Even some of our own verse. And in the enchantment of the moment, we'd let poetry work its magic.
We were Romantics. We didn't just read poetry, we let it drop from our tongues like honey. Spirits soared, women swooned and Gods were created, gentlemen."
-- John Keating, The Dead Poets Society.

‘Dead Poets Society’, inspired by the movie of the same name, is a LJ writers’ group for original/semi-original writings. It is a place to work on original writings -- poetry, prose, essay, fiction, nonfiction -- that have less of a fandom-leaning, with a group dedicated to providing constructive criticism and encouragement.

This is a place for people that appreciate constructive criticism of their own work, reading other people's writing with a kind eye to helping them improve, and also for sharing quotations/poetry from other writers that we find extraordinary.

Flamers will be banned.

"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately.
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life!
To put the rout all that was not life.
And not, when I came to die, discover
that I had not lived."

- Thoreau
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