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!

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!

portrait of John Keats by William Hilton,  1786-1839, English painter

portrait of John Keats by William Hilton, 1786-1839, English painter

John Keats  "How strange it is that man on earth should roam,  And lead a life of woe, but not forsake  His rugged path; nor dare he view alone  His future doom which is but to awake. "

John Keats "How strange it is that man on earth should roam, And lead a life of woe, but not forsake His rugged path; nor dare he view alone His future doom which is but to awake. "

John Keats. Dear man, you have found so many that loved you in your short, brief time. How you shined.

John Keats. Dear man, you have found so many that loved you in your short, brief time. How you shined.

"And when Peace here does house / He comes with work to do, he does not come to coo, / He comes to brood and sit." Gerard Manley Hopkins, Peace from Poems (1918)

"And when Peace here does house / He comes with work to do, he does not come to coo, / He comes to brood and sit." Gerard Manley Hopkins, Peace from Poems (1918)

“People live through such pain only once. Pain comes again—but it finds a tougher surface.”  ― Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark (Portrait of Meta Schaper Cather, Willa Cather's sister-in-law.)

“People live through such pain only once. Pain comes again—but it finds a tougher surface.” ― Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark (Portrait of Meta Schaper Cather, Willa Cather's sister-in-law.)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was one of the most well-known English poets of the Victorian era. Her Sonnets from the Portuguese, which was published in 1850, is one of the most popular collections of love poems in English, and is considered by critics to be Browning's best work.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was one of the most well-known English poets of the Victorian era. Her Sonnets from the Portuguese, which was published in 1850, is one of the most popular collections of love poems in English, and is considered by critics to be Browning's best work.

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