John Keats is one of the most talented poets in this language’s history, though he died so young (25!) from tuberculosis. This is from a fragment he never finished, “The Fall of Hyperion.” Mindfulness isn’t quite what the poem is about, but the poem does discuss the concept of dreamers vs. those who live in the world and so I will post this little fragment.
Only the dreamer venoms all his days, Bearing more woe than his sins deserve.
We can all of us make our lives hell by living in our mind. When we live in the world and not in dreams, we can escape our own treachery.
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