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Tribute to John Keats

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Tribute to John Keats

Tribute to John Keats  1795-1821
He lies  in a paupers grave
Unmarked except for a phase with  this quotation
"here lies one whose name was writ in water"



Studied at Guys Hospital
He was an apothecary 
His heart wasn't in his work, though
allowed to practise surgery

Romantic poems  he did  write
His work a constant memory
Was too poor to marry his love
Fanny Brawne was not to be

Keats went to look after his Brother
Who was very ill in Rome
Contracted T B unfortunately
3 years a grave his home

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever"
Are words that he had penned
His critics vicious with their words
Thought to have exasperated the end 

Byron wrote about his friend
In his work Don Juan
That the bad reviews shouldn't
Have been the death of him







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  1. Date: 3/16/2013 3:42:00 PM
    Wow Shades of Mandy Tams here, so informative this is.. but truly Seren a wonderful poem in it's own (w)rights

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry saying like Mandy's is indeed a complement....Seren
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 1:40:00 PM
    A nice brief biography, in this clever poem. I've learned from reading !! Thanks for the great lesson in literature!

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:49:00 AM
    hey this is n't half bad , really good well done xx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL does that mean i have a could do better stamp...Seren