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Tom Keats

PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:18 am
by Ennis
18th.November.1799

Happy 212th Birthday, Tom.


To My Brothers

"...This is you birth-day Tom, and I rejoice
That thus it passes smoothly, quietly.
Many such eves of gently whispering noise
May we together pass, and calmly try
What are this world's true joys -- ere the great voice,
From its fair face, shall bid our spirits fly."

(composed on 18th. November. 1818)

Happy 212th birthday, Tom!
* from all your older brother's friends (now and then)

(How ironic is the last of v.13 and all of 14.!?)

Re: Tom Keats

PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:46 pm
by Cath
Yes, Happy Birthday Tom! You have not been forgotten.

Re: Tom Keats

PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:32 pm
by Cath
...except by Denise Gigante in her book The Keats Brothers, that is. But we're making up for that here!

Re: Tom Keats

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:40 am
by Raphael
Lovely Tom...beloved brother of John Keats and not forgotten. x

Re: Tom Keats

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:13 am
by BrokenLyre
Cheers to another friend of the family!

Re: Tom Keats

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:04 pm
by Cath
Today is the 193rd anniversary of Tom Keats's passing.... how sad.

"Early one morning I was awakened in my bed by a pressure on my hand. It was Keats, who came to tell me his brother was no more. I said nothing, and we both remained silent for awhile, my hand fast locked in his. At length, my thoughts returning from the dead to the living, I said--'Have 'nothing more to do with those lodgings,--and 'alone too. Had you not better live with me?' He paused, pressed my hand warmly, and replied,-'I think it would be better.'" (Charles Brown).