“I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion – I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more – I could be martyred for my religion – Love is my religion – I could die for that.” –John Keats
Oh John Keats how I enjoy your poetry. Today’s quote outlines, again, a love quote for those Valentine’s Day celebrators and what better than a poet from the Romantic era? I find this utterly fitting. Now, would you agree with Keats poem, Ode to a Grecian Urn (not part of the quote above) that:
When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou sayst,
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” – that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. (lines 46–50)?
Note: “Ode to a Grecian Urn” has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day. In fact, an urn provides a great image of, what do you place in an urn, the ashes of a deceased person? Why did I include this? Oh what a convoluted quote of the day, you, in a distastefully manner, state. . .well, when I think of Keats, I think of this poem. Why? I don’t quite know. I have read a lot of Keats, but this one has always screamed out at me. It could be the “beauty is truth, truth beauty” and all that implies.
Well, I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of love for God, your spouse, your children, parents, friends, neighbors, classmates, pets and life. Love life as life is too short, we must enjoy every given aptitude to inhale and exhale for tomorrow is never promised.
Have a great day!