Monday, February 28, 2011

And sometimes it seems beautiful


French romantic poet Alphonse de Lamartine died on Feb. 28, 1869. He wrote:

"Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The earth, sadly, lives on


John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the U. S., died on this day in 1848. His last words:

"This is the last of earth. I am content!"

This is also the date of death (in 1821) of poet John Keats. He wrote:

"The poetry of the earth is never dead."