November 02, 2006

The yawp

I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable
I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world
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Who wrote those lines? What film have I just seen?

Extra credit: What's the slight mistake in those lines as it appears in the film?

9 comments:

Boskoe said...

Walt Whitman, Dead Poets Society

Pankaj said...

The lines are from Walt Whitman's poem "Song of Myself" in "Leaves of Grass". The movie- no idea.

Pankaj

Dilip D'Souza said...

Pankaj, what Boskoe says. A wonderful film. Has some other poetry gems too. Poetry has never done much for me, but you watch this film and it makes you want to go read some.

Pankaj said...

What is the mistake the film makes in the lines?

Pankaj

Dilip D'Souza said...

Sorry Pankaj! The mistake is that Robin Williams writes the lines on the board saying "rooftops" instead of "roofs".

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