Currently reading: Sissy by Ben Borek πŸ“š


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Comes to Rest πŸ”—


Should Feminists Read Baudelaire? BBC Radio 3 - Sunday Feature πŸ”—


Interesting and informative podcast series from the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and Keats-Shelley House. John Keats’ Bright Star 1820: read by heart with analysis is one of the highlights for me. πŸ“šπŸ”—


The Great British Art Tour: why is Keats at Guy’s hospital? πŸ”—

The Romantic poet John Keats died 200 years ago today at the young age of 25. He has long since been celebrated for works such as Ode to a Nightingale and To…


John Keats: five poets on his best poems, 200 years since his death πŸ”—

Ode to a Nightingale (1819) My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains…


Enclosing their lives
Old castle walls reinforce
The rule of the few

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I’m gazing downwards
A tiny pedestrian
Fights against the flow

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Behind a dark mask
Punchinello imagines
Time of Carnival

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What can be certain?
No dilemma for Descartes -
I am, I exist

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Adjust the colour
Wait for something to happen
But nothing was changed

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A call through the mist
Angry noisy chattering
Tiding of magpies

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Ancient monument
Provision of memory
On featureless plains

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Books quickly devoured
But to capture the meaning
Is more of an art

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Seeking a refuge
Lands of milk and honey lie
Beyond the border

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A winter journey
Departing warmth and shelter
Towards the unknown

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Old photographs fade
Our history in albums
Dusty from neglect

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Possible worlds spin
Planets around their orbits
Peopled by strangers

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Covering the tree -
Dependence on an other -
Lichen spreads slowly

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My train of thought lost
Interruptions disturb me
Or are they welcome?

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Pale marble headstone
Memory of young poet -
A broken Greek lyre

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Rumbling thunder sounds
Far away lightning flashes
Rain in the valleys

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Trees disturbed by breeze
Shadows beyond the window
Spooky gloominess

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Difficult to guess
The story of an image
Caught in an instant

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