Remembering Keats

Remembering Keats

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers

...upon the anniversary of Keats death in Rome, 1821

© 2020 Kelly Scheppers


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Kelly Scheppers
Remembering one of my favorite poets upon the anniversary of his death, in 1821.

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Ah, Kelly :) Always wonderful to read you when I pop back here :) A wonderful beauty of a piece...you have a way of delivering such wonderment in your conveyance x

Posted 6 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

Forgive me for being lost in my embarrassment, for not acknowledging this earlier. I deeply appreci.. read more
A wonderful tribute, to a wonderful poet. I grew up reading the English Romantic poets; absolutely adored, and still do adore their work. I have all of Keats work, read him and other poets of that time regularly, and I confess they have great influence on me.

Imagine the volume of work Keats would have accomplished had it not been for his so very early death. He deserved so many more springs than he was granted.

Beccy.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

I wholeheartedly agree with you, Beccy. His work has had such an influence on me through the years... read more
great tribute, cleverly weaved with class. beautiful sentiments, deep with emotion - words just float off the page in a dimension of their own ... :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

Your reviews always wiggle their way into my heart. Thank you, Pete!

You ma'am have one hell of a gift and though remote.. when you do write, you have a warmth, both real and bright

Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art—
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart...

He certainly was darn good wasn't he...

Neville

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

...there you go again, giving me chills! Thank you, my friend from a distant shore!
Neville

7 Months Ago


most welcome and true..
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At just the mention of Keats I am already with thee! I follow him on his viewless wings of poesy....though my brain does retard quite often in seeking its perfection!:)) A marvellous poet and one much admired. This is such an original way to present words of dedication. I sure hope to encounter more such writes in this style. Most enjoyable!

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

I am thrilled you enjoyed my offering to Keats. Thank you, Jamila!
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7 Months Ago

You're so welcome!:))
Okay, wow!! I've not read Keats in like, decades? Shame on me. With spring just weeks away I now have something "new" to re-read, and to see if my older eyes will remember how my younger eyes felt reading Keats those decades ago. Again, your brevity is not unlike a storm, always stirring things up.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

The coming of spring always brings Keats to mind for me. Reading of how he struggled with tuberculo.. read more
C. M. Miller

6 Months Ago

Spring is renewing, that is for sure . . . but oh, how I long to pass through that door into summer!
dearest Kelly... as we near Spring... there is a wisp of hope within our reach. March has come in like a Lion... and I for one look forward to the Lamb in Spring ... who surely bleats like the poet Keats and we will be blessed. truly, Pat

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

I believe it came in like a lion in most places, but nevertheless, Spring will emerge victoriously! .. read more
"The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone!"... That's the Keats poem I thought about when I read your poem. There's a longing for something gone, and something still within reach. And, the artwork is a perfect pairing with this poem. We see the woman, back exposed, turned away, and walking alone among nature. It's a quiet independence and vulnerability, as you've expressed in this poem, Kelly.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

In all, I believe I've written ten poems that he inspired. I wrote them shortly after seeing the au.. read more
R.E. Ray

7 Months Ago

You’re welcome, Kelly. It’s good to see you in the Cafe again.
three lines .. huge melancholy :( we long for so many things ... pretty high hopes for another Keats to come along eh!? the contrast and poignancy in his "...dying breath..." is powerful for me Kelly .. thanks always for sharing your heart and soul ...right here at the Cafe'

Posted 8 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

Those three lines always come back to me every February. Thanks, Gene!
Einstein Noodle

7 Months Ago

dear Kelly... to know you spoke these words is
a breath of the divine Keats. A poet introduced me to Keats
and mailed a small book of Keats poetry to me... 'across the pond".
With poets like you and Lydi and others my life will never be the same.
I remain in your debt. p.s. I did find your message. thank you.
Love the above words, "My heart longs for another spring, like the wings
of an outstretched sparrow... like the dying breath of Keats." I retreat.
always, Pat

Posted 8 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

We've known each other for many years, going back to our humble beginnings at Starlite, which I beli.. read more

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