Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Young English Poet

John Keats's grave, Protestant Cemetery, Rome
The grave of the English poet John Keats (1795–1821)
Cimitero acattolico (Non-Catholic Cemetery)
Rome, May 2011

This Grave
contains all that was Mortal
of a
Young English Poet
Who
on his Death Bed, in the Bitterness of his Heart
at the Malicious Power of his Enemies
Desired
these Words to be
engraven on his Tomb Stone:
Here lies One
Whose Name was writ in Water.
24 February 1821

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Sigh... One of the greatest...

Dina said...

TB was such a merciless disease. Poor Keats.
What a unique tombstone.