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Afterlives of a Romantic Poet: Keats, Biography, and Biopic (Seminar, 18th February)

In the next seminar in the Centre for Poetry and Poetics research series, Dr Sarah Wootton traces the ways in which the life of the Romantic poet John Keats has been written and rewritten on page and screen.  161 more words


John Keats

“Una poesia deve essere compresa attraverso i sensi: lo scopo di tuffarsi in un lago non è di nuotare immediatamente a riva, ma restare nel lago, assaporare la sensazione dell’acqua. 29 more words


Wednesday Wisdom - Thinking Words, #5, 2016

To B. R. Haydon, 8 April 1818

Wednesday –

My dear Haydon,

I am glad you were pleased with my nonsense and if it so happen that the humour takes me when I have set down to prose to you I will not gainsay it.  

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When you think you don't matter

Have you seen them, these creatures gorgeous and gaudy, lighter than air. You must stop, stay still, to see them these other worldly creatures, called butterflies. 259 more words

Poem of the week: John Keats - When I have fears that I may cease to be

When I have fears that I may cease to be

   Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain,

Before high-pilèd books, in charactery,

   Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain; 91 more words

Great spirits now on earth are sojourning...

An excerpt from AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Benjamin Robert Hayden


About this time (October 1816) I met John Keats at Leigh Hunt’s, and was amazingly interested by him prematurity of intellectual and poetical power. 261 more words


Ode On A Floor Lamp

Floor Lamp — Grunge Art by kenne

Alone on the terrace
as flame
to my lonely lamp
fades to the courtyard light —
Santos crimson cushions… 18 more words