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A Mindful and Ready Sponge (like Bob)

W. H. Davis wrote -

WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?

When I look back at photos I have taken of landscapes, they rarely transport me to the place, and remind me of how it felt. 222 more words

Oxford: nevertheless

Since Friday afternoon I have been sitting here, sleeping and missing all the people that have already left, trying to fight the cold that I got from ignoring the ever-changing weather and reading up on the poetry of Allen Ginsberg, T.S. Eliot and John Keats.

YouTube Therapy

When I need to relax this is what I listen to.

It’s verging on hypnotic, read by Benedict Cumberbatch. I’ve been amazed to note that poetry doesn’t work unless you devote yourself. 79 more words


Parody on Keat's On Seeing Elgin Marbles

My credit is too low- bankruptcy

Weighs heavily on me like a ball of chain,

And each way-out I find it soon in vain-

Do I make for the sea of bankruptcy… 181 more words

Benny Thomas

A Peek at Darien

One of my favourite poems has always been “On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer” by John Keats. I’m intimately familiar with the subject matter of the first ten lines, as they deal with western isles sacred to Apollo in antiquity, but I was for a long time unsure about the final four lines, with the mentions of Cortez, the Pacific and Darien. 53 more words

To Autumn by John Keats

“To Autumn” has been called “the most anthologized poem in the English language”.   I can’t vouch for that, but I can say that it was written on September 19, 1819, which means that Keats penned it at the beginning of the season itself, which makes it an even more delightful tribute to fall than it already is. 262 more words