"A poem needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving into a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore but to be in the lake, to luxuriate in the sensation of water. You do not work the lake out, it is a experience beyond thought. Poetry soothes and emboldens the soul to accept the mystery." John Keats - Bright Star
Mary Shelley ~ The story of Frankenstein started one summer in 1816 when Mary joined Percy, Claire Clairmont, and Lord Byron near Geneva. On a bet, she accepted the challenge of writing the most frightening ghost story possible. With her husband's encouragement, she completed the novel within a year.
The daughter of famed poet Lord Byron, Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace—better known as "Ada Lovelace"—was born in London on December 10, 1815. Ada showed her gift for mathematics at an early age. She translated an article on an invention by Charles Babbage, and added her own comments. Because she introduced many computer concepts, Ada is considered the first computer programmer. Ada died on November 27, 1852.