Oh, the Summer Night
Has a smile of light,
And she sits on a sapphire throne;
Whilst the sweet Winds load her
With garlands of odour,
From the bud to the rose o’er-blown!


Image taken by me on the iPhone SE.

Quote by English poet Barry Cornwall. His full poem can be read here



If you thought Romantic poets didn’t have a sense of humour, you didn’t read this.


“Lord Byron doesn’t have a life plan. He doesn’t have a day plan. I once found a note that he wrote to himself that said: ‘put on pants.’”

Quoted by Percy Bysshe Shelley. (Not sure if this tells me more about Shelley or Byron, but either way I enjoyed it far too much.)


Image from here