Fanny Brawne

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Fanny Brawne

Postby Ennis » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:52 pm

17th March 1821

190 years ago today Fanny found out Keats had died. . . . "my poor Keats" :(
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Re: Fanny Brawne

Postby Raphael » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:01 pm

And "if I am to lose him I will lose everything."
And biographers still claim that she didn't love him. :!: :?:
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: Fanny Brawne

Postby Ennis » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:44 pm

Raphael wrote:And "if I am to lose him I will lose everything."
And biographers still claim that she didn't love him. :!: :?:


I know -- go figure!
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Re: Fanny Brawne

Postby Raphael » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:59 am

When I first read this letter I was very moved. It reads to me that he was her EVERYTHING- that without him life would be dulled.
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: Fanny Brawne

Postby Ennis » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:38 pm

Raphael wrote:When I first read this letter I was very moved. It reads to me that he was her EVERYTHING- that without him life would be dulled.

Of course! Wouldn't it have done the same to you IF . . . !
You know, I (we) have no stake in his life, obviously, but many times I perceive him all around and when I think of his terrible death I'm emotionally drained.
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Re: Fanny Brawne

Postby Dolores » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:39 pm

You know, I (we) have no stake in his life, obviously, but many times I perceive him all around and when I think of his terrible death I'm emotionally drained.


I can understand this. I always think what a tragic loss it is. His work for one was only getting better, imagine how much he could and would have written. As a person it's even more so of a loss. I can understand why Shelley felt compelled to write Adonais. It's awful but I wish it had been any of the other poets.
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Re: Fanny Brawne

Postby Raphael » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:46 pm

Of course! Wouldn't it have done the same to you IF . . . !


For sure yes.


You know, I (we) have no stake in his life, obviously, but many times I perceive him all around and when I think of his terrible death I'm emotionally drained.


Aw don't be sad Ennis- he wouldn't want you to be and he is in a far far better place now... :D
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who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: Fanny Brawne

Postby Ennis » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:06 am

09th August 1800

Happy 211th birthday to Fanny Brawne.
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Re: Fanny Brawne

Postby Ennis » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:29 am

"Mr Keats left Hampstead."

Fanny Brawne, pencilled in her day journal, given to her by Keats the previous Christmas.
13th. September. 1820
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Re: Fanny Brawne

Postby Raphael » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:59 pm

:cry:
John....you did not live to see-
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Re: Fanny Brawne

Postby Ennis » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:08 pm

Ennis wrote:"Mr Keats left Hampstead."

Fanny Brawne, pencilled in her day journal, given to her by Keats the previous Christmas.
13th. September. 1820


17th September 1821: and London. It's a miracle that damn journey didn't kill him; it may have if Severn didn't accompany him! In a way, I'm glad he died and was buried in Rome, because when those damn Germans tried to bomb London out of existence, the Keats-Jennings vault was demolished, and I'm sure he would have been interred with the rest of his family. At least that one last wish of his: "O, to be buried near where she lives." didn't materialize.
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Re: Fanny Brawne

Postby Ennis » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:57 pm

09th. August. 1800:

Happy 214th Birthday, Fanny! Thanks for loving Keats.
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Re: Fanny Brawne

Postby Cath » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:00 pm

Yes, many happy returns to you, Fanny Brawne!
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