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
on his Death Bed, in the Bitterness of his Heart
at the Malicious Power of his Enemies
these Words to be
engraven on his Tomb Stone:
Here lies One
Whose Name was writ in Water.
24 February 1821


cieldequimper said...

Sigh... One of the greatest...

Dina said...

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