In 1819, John Keats wrote five of the greatest odes in the English language. Five leading contemporary poets each choose one to celebrate. 3. Frances Leviston on Ode to Autumn
1819 was a stunningly fertile year for John Keats, when he wrote five of the greatest odes in the English language and actually introduced words and phrases never heard before - "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.....", "Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty....." . Five leading contemporary poets each celebrate a single ode.
3.Frances Leviston celebrates perhaps Keats' best-loved and most frequently anthologised poem, Ode to Autumn, exploring both its depiction of the bounty of autumn and its forebodings of death.
Producer : Beaty Rubens