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At the Protestant Cemetery

. . . Corso curls up near Shelley,

with Keats a neighbor.

They lie in wait for lightning to bloom

on a cloud, for thunder to shake… 41 more words


Shelley: The Continuing State of Things

Imagine discovering a new set of string quartets by the composer Beethoven. Or perhaps a large canvas by artist JMW Turner that was previously thought to be lost. 573 more words


Salient points [#6] - Three lines from Shelley on certain realities

Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.

Salient Points...

A Defence of Poetry

The British Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) wrote his celebrated essay, A Defence of Poetry, in 1821. It was published posthumously in 1840. It is not difficult to perceive in the tone and content of Shelley’s eloquent and passionate thesis, a reflection of the civic values of the French Revolution (Liberty, Equality and Fraternity) which so fired the imagination of the Romantic poets in England. 362 more words


Made In Britain

Everything will fail.

On my new shower rail

is written

“made in Britain”.

Kipling is out of fashion

yet there remains a passion

for things made here. 62 more words

Wednesday It List

Links to goodness that I’d rather be enjoying from my couch… 59 more words