According to the School of Christian Thought, Walt Whitman's poem "Continuities" was quoted in the 2004 movie "The Notebook." The character Duke, played by James Garner, quotes the poem towards the end of the film.
According to DayPoems, Walt Whitman's poem, "Continuities," is as follows:
"Nothing is ever really lost, or can be lost,
No birth, identity, form--no object of the world.
Nor life, nor force, nor any visible thing;
Appearance must not foil, nor shifted sphere confuse thy brain.
Ample are time and space--ample the fields of Nature.
The body, sluggish, aged, cold--the embers left from earlier fires,
The light in the eye grown dim, shall duly flame again;
The sun now low in the west rises for mornings and for noons continual;
To frozen clods ever the spring's invisible law returns,
With grass and flowers and summer fruits and corn."
In "The Notebook," after Duke quotes from Walt Whitman's "Continuities," the elderly Allie, played by Gena Rowlands, briefly regains her knowledge of who she is, and also remembers that Duke is Noah as described in the story.
I am afraid that walt whitman didnt write this. The writers of the movie did that one, but hey it is good I loved the movie and that IS poetry in motion.
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he read to her "Continuities" while in school she read part of "Song of Myself"
The poem Noah reads on the porch to his father is "Spontaneous Me," by Walt Whitman.