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Autumn is showing itself as a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness as John Keats wrote.  Mushrooms are popping up everywhere, the apples and grapes are ripe (although the birds are getting most of those).  28 more words


10 of the Best John Keats Poems Everyone Should Read

The best poems by Keats

John Keats (1795-1821) died when he was just twenty-five years old, but he left behind a substantial body of work, considering he died so young. 829 more words


The cut of that young fellow's jib

Even I, by nature a timid conformist lower-second if ever there was one, gained my skin-of-the-teeth first in 1953 by telling a member of the viva committee that he was completely wrong about the last two stanzas of Keats’ Ode to a Nightingale and demonstrating his error by effective off-the-cuff quotation.

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On the Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats

Do you believe in the mystical, the astrologers, the weird and the wonderful? Oh! I do and I appear to share the same birth date and star sign as the great Poet John Keats. 135 more words

Why Settle for Less?

Jim’s long enjoyed making, repairing, or installing things for himself and our friends. He does his best work when he’s helping someone else. But working for himself, he says, he sometimes just tries for “good enough.” That can leave him wondering if and when he’ll go back and redo his project the way he really wants it. 847 more words


The Perfect Night's Sleep

To Sleep


O soft embalmer of the still midnight,

      Shutting, with careful fingers and benign,

Our gloom-pleas’d eyes, embower’d from the light,

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Wrath and Laughter in The Silmarillion's Beginning of Days

The first chapter of Middle-Earth’s history begins with the war between the gods for the fate of the world, and ends with a meditation on the unique calling of Men to be Free and to Die. 1,359 more words

J.R.R. Tolkien