Sunday, March 21, 2010

Celebrate World Day of Poetry

In honour of World Poetry Day (United Nations), I will post an excerpt of a John Keats' poem shared by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac today (online link here). "A thing of beauty IS a joy forever."

Endymion (excerpt)
by John Keats

Book I

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases, it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits.

"From Endymion" by John Keats. Public domain. 

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