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Day: October 30, 2015

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October 30, 2015

Just before Halloween is an excellent time to read a melancholy poem. John Keats’ Ode to a Nightingale is posted below in its entirety as a lead into the idea of death and spirit.

Like many authors, death haunted British poet, John Keats. Many of his friends and relatives died at a young age, and Keats himself died at the age of twenty-five from tuberculosis.

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