Himalayan Blue Poppy and John Keats

15 May
Himalayan Blue Poppy

Himalayan Blue Poppy

I find the blue of this Poppy quite remarkable and most certainly, ‘a thing of beauty.’

From Endymion  Book 1

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkened ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits.



4 responses to “Himalayan Blue Poppy and John Keats

  1. john zande

    May 15, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Have you read Dan Simmons’ Hyperion Cantos books? Astoundingly good writing.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 18, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Not yet. Now on my list. Thank you. 🙂

      • john zande

        May 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm

        He’s obsessed with Keats, which makes for an interesting work of science fiction.

  2. ksbeth

    May 15, 2016 at 10:35 am

    very beautiful –


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