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briandmyers  ·  1450 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you reading this week?

    For this week I'm itching for some old fashioned space scifi.

Maybe this? :

rinx  ·  1450 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Loved those books! Although kinda dreading what syfy is going to do to the Shrike. One thing I do need to read is the poetry those books talk about, Keats in particular. I feel like a lot of poetry goes right over my head though.

saintcanice  ·  1449 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Keats is my fave. If you want a sounding board/irl Cliffs Notes I can help!

rinx  ·  1448 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So I'm terribly uneducated when it comes to poetry. I can read each word, but it all tends to go over my head. Can I just dive in to Keats or do I need to work my way up?

saintcanice  ·  1448 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Keats is pretty straightforward, but I'd start with the Odes, rather than Endymion. Ode on Melancholy and Ode to a NIghtingale are my favorites. Bright Star is also easy, as it's only a sonnet (14 lines). Let me know if you need help with scansion or with parsing a line or stanza!