Written on a Blank Page in
Shakespeare's Poems, Facing
"A Lover's Complaint."

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art—
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round the earth's human shores,
Or grazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors—
No—yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever—or else swoon to death.

John Keats

(1795 - 1821)

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clip of pp-icon (1) Picture/Poems A collection of 72 primary photographs
with accompanying texts and poems.Weekly features include
new photographs at Images of the Natural Year presented
together with recent translations from contemporary Dutch and
German literature, Metaphysical Miniatures, as well as new
poems and audio recordings.
"In every picture, there's a poem;
in every poem, a picture."
clip of c/s icon (2) The Circle in the Square  A new music, poetry and
dance performance project. The website includes a collection
of some 50 scores for various instrumental combinations, as
well as a special page for children.
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the best of Rilke in German as well as some 76 new English
translations. Includes a bilingual archive of recordings, a
concise hyperlinked biography and an extensive, annotated
page of links to other websites.
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A collection of contemporary Dutch poetry in English
translation, with commentary and photographs
by Cliff Crego

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