Welcome to a page dedicated to poetry from the past 200 years and to poet John Keats. Snippets of information on poetic lives, quotes and art to reflect the role of verse in our fast paced 21st century world.
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Frost at Midnight, read by Nigel Planer. One of the greatest of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘conversation’ poems.
Addressed to his son, Hartley, it expresses the hope that he will be able to experience a life connected to nature. Imagery redolent with the sublime sights and sounds of the Lake District contrasts with the restricted London and school life of Coleridge himself as he recognizes his loneliness as a child and looks to nature as a comforter.