Who are you? Introduce yourself

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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby MrsRsCat » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:02 pm

Tagging on a bit late here.
Just got a phone call about an hour ago from my daughter. Much background noise. "Guess where I am, Mum". Yes, sitting on the Spanish Steps, reading out the plaque. Her first day in Rome. What a good girl to go at my suggestion on her only day off. Trouble was it's a holiday and the house was closed. Doh..... So no postcards.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby BrokenLyre » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:52 pm

Bummer....sorry she couldn't see the K-S house. But she got to the steps.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Cath » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:16 pm

Now I've posted a few times, I thought I'd finally introduce myself :lol:. I'm Cath, born in the UK, now in my early thirties and living on the Continent. I became enthralled by all things Keats-related at the end of 2009/beginning of 2010, when I read the Selected Letters & Andrew Motion's biography and visited the re-opened Keats House in Hampstead. Almost 2 years on, I've now read 13 biographies of Keats (there are soooo many!) as well as lives of some of his circle and other second-generation Romantics. I am particularly interested in where Keats stayed: I've been to Moorgate, Church Street in Edmonton, and this autumn I finally made it to the Keats-Shelley Museum in Rome and his grave in the Protestant Cemetery, which was a very sad experience after all those biographies. I'm planning to check out the Keats statue and the plaque near St.Thomas' Hospital when I'm in London in late December, too. Perhaps even Apothecaries Hall!

I'm looking forward to sharing and learning more.
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Saturn » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:22 pm

Welcome Cath, and thanks for introducing yourself, hope to read more of your thoughts on Keats - you've read more biographies than I have!!
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Raphael » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:30 pm

Welcome Cath. :D
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what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Malia » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:22 am

I'm Malia. You may also call me the Prodigal Keatsian. It has been a LONG time (roughly three years) since I've been on the forum but I have felt the call to return and dive into the great thoughts, conversations, and information you all bring to this Keatsian's mind and heart. Hope to chat with you all in the coming months :)
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Cath » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:33 pm

Cool that you're back, Malia! Keats seems to have that effect on people, pulling them back into his orbit :) .
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Raphael » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:27 pm

Malia wrote:I'm Malia. You may also call me the Prodigal Keatsian. It has been a LONG time (roughly three years) since I've been on the forum but I have felt the call to return and dive into the great thoughts, conversations, and information you all bring to this Keatsian's mind and heart. Hope to chat with you all in the coming months :)


Was it really 3 years?! Thought it was 18 months...how time flies. So glad to see you back!
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Saturn » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:00 am

I can't believe it's been three years! A very hearty welcome back Malia :D
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Malia » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:10 am

It's great to be back with you all :)
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Cybele » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:21 pm

Yay! Malia's back!
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby MsPoetess » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:48 pm

Maybe I will add...
Hi, my name is Sarah, and I'm 10 years late.
I come here to express myself and to learn about Keats. Sometimes I feel like an archeologist, discovering ancient ruins, or finding El Dorado. Other times I feel I'm an intruder, as if I'm reading a diary that isn't mine. I'm an English major and a bad poet, and not much more than that I guess (:
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Saturn » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:56 pm

Welcome MsPoetess!

I'm sad to say this site is like an archeological site [pun intended] these days; full of mouldy old posts from a bygone age but feel free to comment wherever and whenever you like, there are still a hardy band of die-hards that still post here that still continue to celebrate Keats and poetry.
Never too late!
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby daffodils » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:11 pm

Hello! I'm really glad to see that 1., this site exists just for fans of Keats!!! and 2., it's still active! :) I'm a Young Poet myself, so I have no choice but to be drawn to poets and writers of the past like moth to flame. I write novels as well, and I find that my poetry writing and my novel writing influence each other, one enmeshed in the other... I can't believe this site has existed for so long! (Wipes my tears thinking about people admiring and discussing and truly just celebrating Keats' poetry for over ten years here, and for decades elsewhere in the world!!!) I may peek through some of the threads, although, using the words of Ms Poetess above, it feels a bit like reading a diary that isn't mine!

I became interested in Keats in the fairly recent past, actually, when I started writing poetry myself just a few years ago. (I'm twenty, now!) (Although I found an old essay from deep in high school where I wrote about Ode on Melancholy... Teen angst :) ) Something about the way Keats writes, in this dark, melodic way? speaks to me. He writes of beauty but without sounding overly lush. Or should I say, sounding overtly lush, as he manages to pull all the right details of a moment and enrapture the reader... How I wish I could write an ounce as well!!!

Hope everyone on this forum is doing well, and I hope to have some fun and learn a ton here!
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Re: Who are you? Introduce yourself

Postby Saturn » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:37 pm

You're very welcome daffodils!

Glad to see another young poet and also that there is such a thing still.

You can read whatever you like, but like I said to ms poetess before sadly at the minute it's very inactive, but I hope you two guys can maybe breath a bit of life back in to it, I'd certainly be interested in what you have to say, and feel free to read and comment even on old threads, but just check the dates on them lol, there's some going back quite a while from even before I was in charge of this place, 2001 I think this site started.

Hope you enjoy digging about and hopefully look forward to your contributions.
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