John Keats memorial tablet

Near the anonymous tomb of John Keats, in the parte antica of Rome's Protestant Cemetery (Via Caio Cestio, 6), a memorial tablet has been placed on the Cemetery boundary wall, with the portrait of the poet and the following english verses:

K-eats! If thy cherished name be ‘writ in water’
E-ach drop has fallen from some mourner’s cheek;
A-sacred tribute: such as heroes seek,
T-hough oft in vain - for dazzling deeds of slaughter
S-leep on! Not honoured less for Epitaph so meek!”.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (august 2008)

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