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Shelley Sunday: Letter from Byron to S. regarding Keats

Letter from Lord Byron to Percy Bysshe Shelley,
Ravenna, April 26, 1821

The child continues doing well, and the accounts are regular and favourable. It is gratifying to me that you and Mrs Shelley do not disapprove of the step which I have taken, which is merely temporary. 444 more words


In my last post I described the beauty of “strangeness” and how it can capture the imagination with its oddity. Most poems are strange ballets. Another category of poem that I appreciate (and more and more with age) is what I’d call the poetry of nostalgia. 704 more words


Virginia Woolf & Katherine Mansfield

Today we explored the ways in which these two early 20th Century authors used their creative gifts to delve deep into their own consciousness into that of their characters. 669 more words

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Throwback Thursday-Bright Star (2009)

Every artist has their muse. For the poet John Keats, it was the love of his short life, Fanny Brawne.

The 2009 film Bright Star… 167 more words


To Autumn

To Autumn

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,

   Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;

Conspiring with him how to load and bless

   With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; 233 more words


The presence of wonder

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” E.B. White

Around every corner, underneath every pebble, and surrounding a blade of grass, a magical, wild, wilderness exists, if you only take the time to look and let curiosity guide you. 84 more words