[LMB] [OT:] STD/fanfic

Elizabeth Holden azurite at rogers.com
Thu Dec 14 18:19:14 GMT 2006

Riz quotes Keats:

>   "...Negative Capability, that is when man is
> capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts
> without any irritable reaching after fact & reason" 
>   I always took this as the truth of the moment, of
> the experience - without judgement which then links
> to "Beauty is truth, truth beauty" 

Thank you for this! I like Keats but it's Shelley who
won my heart - and Shelley greatly admired Keats. I
hadn't heard about "Negative Capability", but it's a
very interesting concept.  One that Keats really
mastered better than most.  Very Zen.


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