You know the ending of Dead Poets Society, right?
Mr Keating has been fired, and he leaves the classroom with his possessions under his arm. Suddenly the boys, one by one, stand up on their desks (a reference to Mr Keating’s point about changing your perspective) and yell “O Captain! My Captain!” — a quote from Whitman.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://dinchamion.com/meshfire-a-farewell-haiku/