three years ago i spent a graduate summer with keats and professor ronald sharp
studying every syllable, every letter to family & friends, and every bit we could
about keats, skepticism, and the religion of beauty.
it was common for all of us students to leave class in hushed tears.
minds and hearts blown far, far away.
it was the perfect way to begin my graduate studies in english literature.
and i've been a devout keatsian ever since.
so i thought it quite appropriate to share with you some of my favorite
lines from poems and letters concerning love for the big day tomorrow.
the thing that got me so much about keats was his ability to capture paradox
with every word and syllable.
you see, the thing that makes love so very powerful is that we could lose
it all at any moment--all of us.
death is all too close. so we must love.
hope you find ways to share these lovely words with loved ones.