Honey, Please references


"...When all 'the poetry of the earth' might be all there is..."

John Keats was one of the key poets of the English Romantic movement during the early nineteenth century. His most famous quote, "the poetry of the earth is never dead" may be a source of inspiration here.

During his very short life, his work received constant critical attacks from periodicals of the day, but his posthumous influence on poets such as Alfred Tennyson has been immense. Elaborate word choice and sensual imagery characterize Keats's poetry, including a series of odes that were his masterpieces and which remain among the most popular poems in English literature. Keats's letters, which expound on his aesthetic theory of "negative capability," are among the most celebrated by any writer.

His love of the romantic verse and his use of the flowery phrase may have made him the perfect choice for a song called "Honey, Please."

Keats wrote of the Spanish steps and died in the yellow housing structure next to them in 1821.