In the Death Mask of John Keats

The Keats-Shelley House, Rome

Piazza di Spagna, 26, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

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In the death mask of John Keats

there appears a resigned peace,

as if poetry had finally let him rest,

his last poem whispered in his last breath.

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Now I stand in his room beside the Spanish steps,

looking out at life from his room of death,

watching tourists walk by without a thought

that once, here, lay John Keats, poet.

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And I consider the fate of a nameless grave,

or worse, a life of wasted days,

but what a beautiful death if you can say

you did what you needed to do,

and said what you needed to say.

Steps, Montmartre – Friday, 11 December 2015 08:23

Steps, Montmartre – Friday, 11 December 2015 08:04

Taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Edited in Picasa

Television, Crucifixion, Sacré-Cœur

Television, Crucifixion, Sacré-Cœur

Sacré-Cœur, Paris, France

 

Taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

f/2.2, 31mm

Edited in Picasa

 

A version of this image first appeared on Instagram as The Worship of Television

 

Steps, Montmartre – Friday, 11 December 2015 08:04

Steps, Montmartre – Friday, 11 December 2015 08:04

Taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

f/2.2, 31mm

Edited in Picasa

Coffee & Cigarettes at Store Street Espresso, London – Thursday, 10 December 2015 08:05

Coffee & Cigarettes at Store Street Espresso, London

Thursday, 10 December 2015 08:05

Taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Edited in Picasa

A version of this image first appeared on Instagram