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The Truth of Imagination

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. Suzie Grogan is a freelance writer and researcher who writes on literature, social history and health issues. Contact Suzie @keatsbabe on Twitter and visit her at www.nowrigglingoutofwriting.wordpress.com

Posts tagged keats

Apr 15 '12
Manuscript - ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats (1819)

Manuscript - ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats (1819)

Nov 28 '11
Keats - a band made up of most of The Alan Parsons Project, an 80’s pop/rock band that included Colin Blunstone on occasional vocals.

Keats - a band made up of most of The Alan Parsons Project, an 80’s pop/rock band that included Colin Blunstone on occasional vocals.

Oct 26 '11
Oct 5 '11
Sep 4 '11
affectionatepunch:

A medallion containing a lock of Keats’s hair

affectionatepunch:

A medallion containing a lock of Keats’s hair

Sep 3 '11

Steven Brown reads You say you love by John Keats

This is a fabulous video, illustrating how relevant and contemporary Keats can be. The soundtrack is perfect and the images aren’t for me, at all distracting. It is a poem that has proved hard to date, and although it is tempting to think it is addressed to Fanny Brawne, it was most likely written before he had met her.

Aug 30 '11
Death mask of John Keats taken after his death in 1821 for comparison with life mask (below). Taken just five years apart, this second mask shows Keats’ terrible suffering as he struggled with tuberculosis all too clearly.

Death mask of John Keats taken after his death in 1821 for comparison with life mask (below). Taken just five years apart, this second mask shows Keats’ terrible suffering as he struggled with tuberculosis all too clearly.

Aug 30 '11
Life mask of John Keats taken in 1816 by artist Benjamin Robert Haydon

Life mask of John Keats taken in 1816 by artist Benjamin Robert Haydon

Aug 25 '11
"O, for an age so shelter’d from annoy,
That I may never know how change the moons,
Or hear the voice of busy common-sense!"
Ode on Indolence by John Keats. Written in the spring of 1819.
Aug 24 '11

Ben Wishaw, who plays Keats in Jane Campion’s film ‘Bright Star’ (2009), reads Ode to Autumn. The poem was written by Keats in 1819 and has become one of the most famous poems in the English language.

I post this today, having just harvested my first punnet of autumn raspberries on a gloomy late August afternoon….

Aug 24 '11
Charcoal drawing of John Keats by Joseph Severn

Charcoal drawing of John Keats by Joseph Severn

Aug 24 '11
Aug 24 '11
John Keats, by William Hilton (c.1822).

John Keats, by William Hilton (c.1822).