Today is the birthday of John Keats (1795 – 1821) was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work only having been in publication for four years before his death. More information about Keats and his poems on poemHunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/john-keats/ Happy Birthday John Keats! Author, Keats Poetry, Second Generation, Beautiful, John Keats Quotes, Poetry Online, Romantic Poetry, Favorite Poets, Poetry Stuff
I had a dove, and the sweet dove died, And I have thought it died of grieving; O what could it grieve for? Its feet were tied With a silken thread of my own hand’s weaving: Sweet little red feet! Why would you die? Why would you leave me, sweet bird, why? You liv’d alone on the forest tree, Why, pretty thing, could you not live with me? I kiss’d you oft, and gave you white pease; Why not live sweetly as in the green trees? - John Keats (1795–1821)
Thomas Moore (1779–1852). He was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy and The Last Rose of Summer. He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Anacreon Moore.
George Gordon Byron, commonly known as Lord Byron was born on the 22 January 1788. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and a leading figure of the Romantic movement. Image: Autograph draft of Byron's last poem 'Love and Death', 1824.