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A Little Man in a Hurry. R.I.P. John Keats - died on this day in 1821.

“How can we know the dancer from the dance?” asked Yeats, whose name eye-rhymes with Keats who died today in 1821 in Rome, at just 25 years of age. 650 more words

Romanticism. Life, Death, Age and Wonder.

” A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep 695 more words
Contemplating Reading, Writing And The Imagination

The Price Of Beauty

The Land of Heart’s Desire
William Butler Yeats

We must be tender with all budding things.
Our Maker let no thought of Calvary
Trouble the morning stars in their first song. 763 more words


Talented Young Minds

Zadie Smith wrote her first book when she was 25.

White Teeth,  her debut novel, has not the slightest bit of self-consciousness or hesitation, not a whiff of amateur-ness or a diffident relenting to inexperience about it. 361 more words

Being Young


Before introducing this last group of Romantic Poets, the one known as that of the Second Generation, it is necessary to underline the political and historical issues that greatly influenced not only the public debate in Britain, but these artists’ stand points and outlook as well, so as to understand their literary works and sources of inspiration. 3,323 more words

Maile Meloy--The After-Room (2015)

SOUNDTRACK: NICOLA BENEDETTI-Tiny Desk Concert #274 (May 6, 2013).

Nicola Benedetti is a Scottish violinist who has had a storied career already.

Benedetti was mentored by Yehudi Menuhin starting at age 10, and won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award a decade ago.  1,628 more words


Doom, Death, Despair

Now that Valentine’s Day is over and done with, I can fully wallow in the overwhelming sadness that is my singleness. Last night, I kept tossing and turning, thinking about all of my past boyfriends. 465 more words