> Can anyone confirm if this is the poem Alda's character from ER recited?
> I went thru the Blake website and couldnt find a memetic match. ER fans?
Yes, this is the one. I didn't recognize the poem when I heard it, but I remember that the line "...wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief..." stuck in my mind very clearly. Alda's character did say it was Blake; either a writer's mistake or a sharp writer trying to see how many Blake and/or Berry fans would catch the character's mistake.
This series of episodes was particularly extropian, I thought. It showed clearly and poignantly that aging and senility are terrible tragedies to be fought and a waste of human potential.
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