Tuesday, August 8, 2017

John Keats on this day in 1818

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  1. There is a lot to those last two lines, Tim - certainly worth reflection. In Buddhism, for instance, the search for truth is so noble and so important that it has beauty. And in the Navajo tradition, 'beauty' has a sort of different meaning. It means something like 'harmony' and 'balance.' Interesting how Keats touches on those a little, too.

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    1. Thanks, Margot. You've taught me something new. I didn't know about Buddhism and the Navajo tradition. Regarding truth and beauty, I saw this earlier, and you might be interested:
      http://firstknownwhenlost.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-sun.html

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    2. Thanks, Tim - I appreciate it.

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  2. one of the first, and best, poems i remember reading... there's a whole body of criticism devoted solely to this poem... some of which i studied in a class long ago but have now forgotten... this and Shelley's "On Reading in Chapman's Homer" remain about my two favorites... tx a lot for reminding me...

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    1. Mudpuddle, yes, it is among the best. What a world: Keats, Shelley, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth. Amazing!

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