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John Keats - This living hand

I first came into touch with the English Romatic poet John Keats and this particular poem when reading Dan Simmons’ Hyperion Cantos about 10 years ago. 149 more words

Poem Of The Day

White Liberal, Who Are You?

Thordaddy asks a liberal:

Could anyone here articulate your first principle? State your metaphysical truth? Define your core religious belief? Identify your race with certainty?

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Where but to think is to be full of sorrow...

In memory of the nightingale that sang outside my childhood home.

Ode To A Nightingale by John Keats

My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains… 600 more words


A Short Analysis of Emily Dickinson's 'I died for Beauty, but was scarce'

A reading of a classic poem

‘I died for Beauty – but was scarce’ – poem number 449 in Emily Dickinson’s Complete Poems – is one of her most popular poems, but, like so much of her work, its meaning remains difficult to pin down and analyse. 796 more words


Elysian Night

For this week’s Song-Lyric Sunday, I decided to go my own way. “Elysian Night” by Draconian has been on my mind all week because I will be doing an oral presentation on it next week in my poetry class.  269 more words


               Kindred Spirits

I love Keats’ delicate descriptions of the natural world. We wish that he had lived longer than his so very short life of a mere 25 years—what a great loss that he died so young, yet what fruitful 25 years.

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The essential: writing while female

For the past several days, I have done nothing but care for sick children, teach, write, and get by. It has been a grueling week and a half, and yet there is a kind of purity to it, a laser focus, a stripping-away of the inessential. 674 more words