To Autumn

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To Autumn

Postby BrokenLyre » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:00 am

I believe it was today, September 19, 1819 that Keats wrote "To Autumn" in Winchester I think - just too tired to check right now. Anyway, I like to remember this date every year - now 199 years later - and recall our dear friend.

My wife and I have booked a flight to visit London next June 2019. We will see "Wentworth Place" (Keats Museum) of course, and environs. We should be around the London area for 5 days. It will be the 200th anniversary of Keats's annus mirabilis as you all know. So I hope they have something wonderful going on there. I am sure I will need time alone in that house - so I am hoping it won't be crowded.

And since we'll be in England, it will be far less expensive to fly to Rome from London, rather than fly from here in the States. So YES - we'll be going to Rome for one reason: Keats-Shelley Museum naturally. Yes, we may see other things for two days, as my wife can only take so much Keats. I, however, have no off switch on Keats. No problem for me. I am sure I will need time alone in that house. It will be very hard for me to leave I am sure.

As our friend Saturn has kindly suggested, I will take pictures and share them on this site, along with some of my thoughts on the trip. I hope by doing so, I may somehow serve you all in some small way.
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Re: To Autumn

Postby CasaMagni » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:34 am

Great to hear that, I presume the cemetery will also be on your agenda. Yes I thought of him on Wednesday also, and recited the poem while strolling through an appropriately rustic setting. The most perfect poem in the language? Possibly, along with a Shakes sonnet or two.

Interesting talk here about the cemetery by N Stanley-Price, he's an excellent speaker -
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