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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:28 pm
by dks
A happy birthday (although he wasn't much into celebrating it) to the poet who showed me that words can indeed permeate the very soul.

Forgive my being AWOL mostly now, beloved forum-ites...many of you I have yet to meet...many of you who are new and adding insightful, fresh info to keep this sanctuary just that.

I hope to write another poem soon and post...the well is under heavy construction these days! :wink:

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:42 pm
by Cath
Indeed, Happy 217th Birthday Mr. Keats! And a happy Halloween to everyone else :mrgreen: .

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:16 pm
by Ravenwing
Adieu.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:01 pm
by Ravenwing
Adieu.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:54 pm
by BrokenLyre
A very Happy Birthday to Mr. John Keats for blessing us with profound thoughts and for touching the wide spectrum of all our emotions. I especially thank John for bringing me home to myself. Happy Keats Day to all on the Forum.

"Modern readers do not need to be told to admire John Keats. Whether they know it or not, he has already entered into their dreams, he is a portion of their hopes, he lives in their desires." - Stanley Kunitz

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:30 pm
by Saturn
Happy posthumous Birthday Junkets.

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:28 pm
by Cath

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:49 pm
by Raphael
Saturn wrote:Happy posthumous Birthday Junkets.


Hope Junkets has had some plum cake up there! :D

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:35 pm
by Cath
Happy 218th birthday, Mr Keats! And, of course, Happy Keats Day to all on the Forum!

There are two events in London today to celebrate:

Thursday 31 October, 11am
Keats Memorial Wreath Laying at Westminster Abbey
A service to commemorate Keats's life and work on the anniversary of his birth. Jo Shapcott will lay a wreath of autumn leaves and berries at his memorial plaque. Our Poet in Residence Jo Shapcott will lay the wreath. Please note there is an entry charge for the Abbey.
Booking essential. Places are limited. To book please telephone Keats House on 020 7332 3868.

Thursday 31 October, 7 - 8pm
John Keats: A Birthday Celebration
Join us for Keats and cake on the anniversary of on John Keats's birth. We will be celebrating Keats's life and work, plus there will be a talk by Nicholas Roe exploring Keats's attitudes to birthdays and birthplaces, plus ways his writing may forshadow aspects of improvisation in Jazz music.
FREE, but booking essential. To book, visit eventbrite.co.uk

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/attractions-around-london/keats-house/Pages/What%27s-on.aspx

How are you all marking the day?

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:03 pm
by Raphael
Nice events- would have gone if lived down there. I celebrate Samhain, so he will get a candlde lit for him tonight.

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:29 pm
by BrokenLyre
A very big happy birthday to our dear Friend today. I will celebrate tonight with quoting and reading some Keats poems with my family. My daughter and I will recite "To Autumn" by quoting alternative lines to each other. (A happy tradition for us). And we'll have a glass of wine of course.

I sure wish I could be in England today to be part of the ceremonies. Thanks Cath for letting us know.

Thinking of you all as well and hoping your day is a happy one.

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:26 pm
by Ennis
Happy Birthday, Keats! I hope you're happy, wherever you are.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:34 pm
by BrokenLyre
Thinking of my friend all day - blessings

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:23 pm
by HisLaurel
Happy Birthday John Keats!
From His Laurel Crown :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:52 pm
by BrokenLyre
Thank you DKS, Saturn and others for posting. I too have been AWOL for the past year I think. I started my own nonprofit charity and the work has absolutely buried me. No excuses really, just not paying attention. I miss reading these posts - and will try to get back on.

Very happy birthday to our dear friend John Keats! I never imagined I would enjoy someone from history as much as I do Mr. Keats. Yes, DKS, his words permeate my soul too, though few people understand that.

I MAY be going to Keats House, Hampstead Heath, next June! I never thought I could get there from Buffalo, New York....but looking into it. If I do, I will let you all know... Maybe I can hook up with one of you at Keats House. I'll be happy to pay your entrance fee...

- Miss you all.