Heard melodies …

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter

– John Keats


born in Moorgate, London, England, The United Kingdom October 31, 1795
died: February 23, 1821
gender: male
genre: Poetry

John Keats was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. During his short life, his work received constant critical attacks from the periodicals of the day, but his posthumous influence on poets such as Alfred Tennyson has been immense. Elaborate word choice and sensual imagery characterize Keats’s poetry, including a series of odes that were his masterpieces and which remain among the most popular poems in English literature. Keats’s letters, which expound on his aesthetic theory of “negative capability”, are among the most celebrated by any writer.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Keats


One thought on “Heard melodies …

  1. ‘May 5, 1816: He burned bright and died young. John Keats had his first sonnet published 197 years ago today, when he was just 20 years old. He died five years later.’
    – Goodreads

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