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The Trouble with History

See, the trouble with history is that it is all done and in the past.  Its value today is immeasurable – all those lessons we should have learned, all those people whose thoughts and lives have left messages for us to try to comprehend, all those events that were indispensible to our very existence today, all those innovations without which life would be very different.  266 more words

Charles Babbage

John Keats' On the Grasshopper and Cricket

While John Keats is not one of my favorite writers, I agree with many that his ear is matchless, his sound smoother than a herd of velvet deer. 61 more words

Featured Poems


“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections,and the truth of imagination.”-John Keats.

Sir James Clark: Death, Treatment, and a Society Doctor

In researching Rome in 1820 for my most recent book, the first Englishman to leap off the page was of course John Keats. The poet lived in an apartment by the Spanish Steps for some months and died there in February 1821, ostensibly from tuberculosis. 687 more words

Historical Fiction

An Appeal to Endymion

How do you start something? How do you make a beginning? There really is something ominous and scary about it. It’s a first step, a lurch into the distance. 556 more words

English Literature

Alone and Palely Loitering

Alone and Palely Loitering

(for Maria Martin)

The Lady of the Wood we find in Keats
has robbed her prisoners of life and will.
With empty eyes the knight we question greets… 88 more words

On The Sea by John Keats

………………..On The Sea

It keeps eternal whisperings around
…Desolate shores, and with its mighty swell
…Gluts twice ten thousand caverns, till the spell
Of Hecate leaves them their old shadowy sound. 84 more words