This month we continue our celebration of Keats with three poems displayed on London tube stations: ‘O Solitude!, his first published poem, and Lines from Endymion appear at London Bridge station, near the original site of Guy’s Hospital, where he trained as an apothecary and surgeon; a stanza from ‘Ode to a Nightingale is reprinted at Hampstead tube, near Keats House, where he wrote many of his greatest poems.
Keats wrote that he was convinced of one thing only: ‘the holiness of the heart’s affections and the truth of imagination.’ His words seem especially meaningful during this difficult time. We are delighted to be able to share his poems with the travelling public.
We follow his poems with a series of European poems in bilingual texts. Childhood and age are universal themes of poetry, as are the seasons, especially appropriate as we move from a grim winter to the warmer, longer days of spring. We end this month’s selection with Poems for the World.
Posters on display at London Bridge Station to mark the bicentenary of John Keats
Posters on display at Hampstead Station to mark the bicentenary of John Keats
European Poems on the Underground
Poems of Childhood and Age
Poems for the Seasons
Poems for the World
Poems displayed in February can be found on our February Poems page