Junkets on a Sad Planet: Scenes from the Life of John Keats

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David R. Godine Publisher, 1994 - Poetry - 188 pages
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Incredibly empathic poems that are beautifully understated impressions/reflections on episodes in the sudden mortal splendor that was Keats' brief life. (RC) Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
 

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Contents

HISTORICAL EVENTS
15
The Power of Song
25
Cockney Childhood
31
Chapmans Homer Cortez Jr
37
Dark Commerce
43
Ambition
49
The Mummers Play Negative Capability
55
Tom Makes Noises About a Return to Town
59
Percipience
157
Gravesend
163
Sidereal StudyAbove the Spanish Steps
169
Fanny Brawne
171
English Cemetery Rome
172
Combustion
173
ECHO AND VARIATION
175
Mariners dont think too much about the deeps
177

Gods Spy
65
Mimesis Empathy
72
Portrait of The Other Fanny Brawne
79
CrossCurrents
85
La Belle Dame A Fever Lune
91
Digressive
98
Indolence
109
The Anatomy of Melancholy
115
Lost Horizons
121
Laudanum
127
Wasted Winter
133
Fate Taint
143
One Annoyance Too Many
149
A boat tacks around the cove and disappears
178
As time washes round these human shores
179
The same old narrative of loss replayed
180
She moves in next door we huddle over
181
The moving waters at their priestlike task
182
The night wanderers pulled by gravity
183
When I say T it isnt I mean
184
Blue dusk with sweet moon light all around
185
While nights turn chill and sacrificial
186
What is it that wants only our rich dying
187
High noon of brutal relentless sun
188
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Tom Clark was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 1, 1941. He graduated from the University of Michigan where he received a Hopwood Award for poetry. He is a poet, editor and biographer. His works include Junkets on a Sad Planet: Scenes from the Life of John Keats, Charles Olson: The Allegory of a Poet's Life, Light and Shade: New and Selected Poems, and Threnody.

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