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Clockwork Angel and Poetry: Part 3

For those of you who haven’t read the previous posts, I’m going through Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and picking out all of the beautiful poems mentioned, for you to read at your leisure. 323 more words


Rome – Shelley 1

The Romantic poets Keats, Shelley and Byron, with their classical education and love of ruins and decay, were mesmerised by Italy, and especially by Rome. Shelley wrote… 65 more words


Quote of the day, Oct. 20

John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn”

“Heard melodies are west, but those unheard/Are sweeter.”


The use and abuse of similitude: the case of Pnin (continued)

After the party at his house, and being informed that is being fired by Waindell College and replaced by another Professor of Russian – who is in fact the nefarious narrator of the novel we are reading – Pnin retires to his kitchen and slowly begins to wash the dishes and glasses and cutlery left behind by his guests: 915 more words


Bright Star

Bright Star
John Keats, 1795-1821

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art–
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart, 95 more words


"A poet is the most unpoetical of any thing in existence..."

As to the poetical character itself…it is not itself—it has no self—it is everything and nothing. It has no character—it enjoys light and shade; it lives in gusto, be it foul or fair, high or low, rich or poor, mean or elevated.

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Quote Of The Day

The Human Seasons by John Keats

Four Seasons fill the measure of the year;
     There are four seasons in the mind of man:

He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear… 86 more words