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John Keats

Poesia: “Fantasia”

“Lascia sempre vagare la fantasia,
È sempre altrove il piacere:
E si scioglie, solo a toccarlo, dolce, …
Come le bolle quando la pioggia picchia; 39 more words


The Joys of Horseradish

I just discovered that horseradish has its own International Horseradish Festival in Illinois. Yum. Who’s with me?

John “Keats’ letters preserve his contributions to literary history, but they also contain a surprising moment in culinary history: one of the first mentions of a roast beef sandwich in print. 150 more words


Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter.

(John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn)


National Poetry Day: My Favourites

In case you’ve miraculous missed it on the news, the BBC, news websites, or Twitter, today is National Poetry Day. I will be the first to admit that, despite being a literature student, my poetry knowledge is shamefully limited at best. 948 more words

Andrew Marvell

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness ....


Ode to Autumn by  John Keats (1795-1821) was thought to have been written by Keats after he wrote to a letter to Reynolds, in September 1819. 153 more words

A walk in the forest, or: the heralding of autumn

We took a beautiful walk in the Wilbrink forest today. It’s that wonderful time when you can feel the transition from summer to autumn in nature: the air is still warm and carries the earthy smell of the sunlight on the ground, but there is also the occasional whiff of a stinkhorn and the strong scent of humus, moist with evaporating morning dew. 414 more words

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One Whose Name Was Writ in Water: John Keats and the Page of Cups

I like to assign tarot cards to fictional characters and historical individuals. It’s an enjoyable exercise, and useful in that it helps me get better acquainted with the cards. 1,034 more words