Tag Archives: John Keats

Tassels and Trousers

Sometimes you just don’t know where to look.

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Keats-Shelley House, Rome

In 1820 at the age of 25, the poet John Keats left for Rome. He had tuberculosis and his doctors hoped that the Italian sun would provide a cure. But Keats, in love with Fanny Brawne, kept postponing the trip. … Continue reading

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Beauty is the only truth I want to know

At the beginning of the lockdown, drones were sent out to immortalize a deserted Rome. The photos were stunning because, without people, the city regained its original contours and majestic beauty. How magical it would be, I thought, to walk … Continue reading

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