Random Keats Sightings

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Postby dks » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:00 pm

:shock:

I gotta have it...

:oops: :lol:
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Postby Saturn » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:12 pm

I have a mug with Ode To A Nightengale on it - I'll post a picture tomorrow.

I got it in the Keats-Shelley house :D
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Postby Malia » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:11 pm

I've been listening to CBC radio from Vancouver, B.C. and on a talk show, someone just quoted Keats :) The host said, "it is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness"--and his interviewee agreed--it is the best time of the year.
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Postby Saturn » Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:08 pm

I'll definitely get around to posting that mug-shot...
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Postby Malia » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:30 pm

Guess who was the subject of a video daily double on Jeaopardy last night!! :) The video portion was a picture of the Spanish Steps and Keats's upstairs window was circled in red with "me!" written just outside the window. The answer was: "If John Keats were sending this postcard to his friends, from what City would he be writing?" I screamed "ROME!!!!" at the TV and the guy couldn't answer the daily double. He said: "What is Florence" :roll:
Oh well!Great to see Keats mentioned on gameshows, at any rate. :lol:
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Postby Saturn » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:15 am

:lol:

Good 'sighting'.

Eagle-eared and eyed as ever Malia :wink:
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Postby Malia » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:52 pm

I don't know if anyone realizes it (or cares! :lol:) but John-Keats.com is a link on at least one of the BBC's webpages. Pretty cool! Here's the page--displaying a poem by Andrew Motion and John Keats (I've posted these poems and a note on a new thread in the "Life and Letters" forum) and you'll see to the right, a link to this website for further reading/info on Keats.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/arts/features/poems/motion.shtml#one
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Postby dks » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:02 pm

:shock: :shock: We're famous... ...as it should be. :wink:
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Postby Saturn » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:47 pm

dks wrote::shock: :shock: We're famous... ...as it should be. :wink:


Oh dear, I shudder to think what outsiders think of this little forum of ours.

I feel unworthy of the task of such a high profile poet's "Official" website :oops:
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Postby Malia » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:21 pm

Here's a better link from the BBC.com to John-Keats.com: You'll see if you look at the right-hand portion of the page, it shows that we are a *recommended* site for Keats info. Pretty cool!

http://search.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/search/results.pl?q=%22john+keats%22&go.x=33&go.y=15&go=go&uri=%2F
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Postby Saturn » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:26 pm

I like that we're described as a 'digest'.

I suppose the biography section and the letters and poems on the main page could be described as a 'digest' of Keats - the man and his work.

It's very strange to me the thought of people clicking onto our little haven, passing by and moving on.

I feel the sudden need to become all professional and articulate knowing such prestigious visitors we must have.

Who knows who has stumbled upon here; by accident or design?
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Postby Malia » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:48 pm

John Keats was sighted last night at the Spokane Falls Toastmasters meeting in Spokane, Washington! Well, actually, it was a poster copy of Severn's charcol drawing of Keats's head accompanied by an introduction to Keats and a dramatic recitation of his Ode to A Nightingale--presented by yours truly! :) :lol:

My Toastmasters speech was all about Keats and I think that I was able to make a positive introduction of our poet. There's one genuine Englishman in our club, Alan, and he enjoyed it--so I considered that an accomplishment. :)

The president of our club was inspired to watch Dead Poets' Society again :lol:

Anyway, someone told me that when she heard that my speech would be poetical recitation, she dreaded what she'd have to listen through. But she told me she was happily surprised. Keats was actually *interesting* and she enjoyed the "deliciousness" of his words. Do we have a new convert? Perhaps! :)
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Postby dks » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:10 pm

That's perfect, Miss Malia! Congrats on delivering what I am sure was an inspirational public speaking event... :!:

She said that? The deliciousness of his words...is she familiar with his work? I love that she actually said that--she hit it spot on... :wink:
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Postby Malia » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:13 pm

dks wrote:She said that? The deliciousness of his words...is she familiar with his work? I love that she actually said that--she hit it spot on... :wink:


Well, actually, I used the word "delicious" in my speech and she echoed it in her comments :lol:
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Postby dks » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:14 pm

Well, then...bravo on your word choice! It was right on the touchstone...
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