Christopher John Reuel Tolkien died on 16 January 2020, at the age of 95, in Draguignan, Var, France.
Tag: English poets
Daffy-down-dilly is come up to town, / In her yellow petticoat and her green gown.
Let me take you back to the Elizabethan time.
This English poet with the Italian name was a painter as well as a poet.
‘I cannot come!’ they heard her cry. / ‘I was born Earth’s daughter!’
Few poets produced more great poetry at an earlier age than John Keats.
You would have to have a hard heart indeed not to feel pity for Clare and to hear the utter truth, sincerity and pathos of ‘I Am”.
These lines are a heroic quatrain in more than one sense. Such pure stoicism is rare in English.
The form of this Wordsworthian sonnet refers back to 16th and 17th century sonnets, much like the reference to Proteus recalls Milton’s description of the Old Man of the Sea, and Triton Spenser’s figure of the sea-god.
Today 46 years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien passed on.