John Keats 31 October 1795– 23 February 1821

Photo by Nicolas Lysandrou on Unsplash

Melancholy’s lack of zest
written all over his palimpsest:
to die at twenty-five to some
will hardly seem to have been alive,
but for Johnny Keats and the footloose Cavaliers
poetry, music, art, tears were eternal.
They eschewed self-pity, untold fears.

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John E Marks

John E Marks

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I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can