The fact about Poets



I was waiting eagerly for this book. I loved the concept and plus it’s a novel cum comic. This time, my online purchase is a non-fictional story made very humorous and a lot more fun. This story is based on a difference machine which was made my Lovelace and Babbage many decades ago. No…No…I am not here to review this book. It’s been just two days that I have been reading this and reached page 50 by taking out some alone time from my busy schedule. This book is about the facts. Yes, about the facts we didn’t know when the invention of the computer was in progress. It was today that I came across another fact about poets written in this book. Well, I write some damaged poems which you all readers tend to like by sympathy and comment over it. Moreover, the blogs that I follow are poetic, majorly. This is why I thought to bring this to my blogger friends notice about the fact that I read in thist book. 

First and for most, I would like to recommend this book to all the thorough book readers like me. Those who like historical stories. I know, I have read only 50 pages and it’s too soon to review it on the blog. But, believe me. You’ll too enjoy this comic book. 

Now moving towards the aim of this post. On page no. 47 of this book, I found the author mentioned that she discovered in her study of 2003 from the issue 27 written by James C. Kaufman, “The Cost of the Muse: Poets Die Young”, which found that poets really do die significantly younger than other writers. Writers of poetry die on average six years earlier than writers of non-fiction, and writers themselves die younger than normal people by two and a half years. The author of this comics did some actuarial statistics of her own and calculated that the average lifespan of a major Romantic poet was 47.2 years (John Keats and Byron [Byron is the character from above-mentioned comic] really throw off the curve, by dying at twenty-five and thirty-six). Determining by how much poetry was shortening their lifespan depends on if you compare them to the average Englishperson in 1830 (47.1 years), or to the average Englishperson in the top 10 percent by income, which was fifty-one years. Coleridge beat the odds, in any case; he lived to sixty-one. 

From my side, I didn’t do any investigation or research over this even after I am the researcher by profession. I do a lot and lots of experiments and to determine about this study will obviously is a very complicated task. It will be like to find many Poets and make them write a huge number of poems and watch when do they die?  But yes, a researcher asks many questions and this is what is happening in my mind now. According to me, a poet sets free him/herself from the cage of thoughts, grief and also the delight. So eventually this means, they aren’t slaves of some heartbreak or negligences. They feel happy, they write about it. As simple as that. I think the early death may be due to the most critical situations in their lives. It will be just a coincidence that they were all poets. 

A Poets is a Poet when they are craved to write about their feelings. They even can’t stop themselves into scribbling their words in a format of effective reading. So, I am not going to stop at all irrespective of my writer’s block, my busy schedule or the fact about poets die early. I am actually happy to know this fact from my loving comic. I hope you too are glad to find it out from this article. 

Thank you for reading and keep poeting 😀 😀 😀 

12 Comments Add yours

  1. gc says:

    Bravo! I thought I recognized the names Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace from my computer days. Thank you for sharing. Take care. 🙂

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    1. dreamyonion says:

      I am glad you liked it 🙂

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  2. gc says:

    I am enjoying your lively, animated and off the cuff writing style both prosaic and poetic. Thank you for sharing . 🙂

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  3. Jeyran Main says:

    Thank you for this post. If you don’t mind me asking, where do you live?

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    1. killerwithkindness says:

      I live in Mumbai, India. What about you? And thanks for reading 🙂


      1. Jeyran Main says:

        I am from Canada 🙂

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      2. killerwithkindness says:

        Wow….nice 🙂

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  4. May they should start a DEAD POETS’ SOCIETY !!
    Great fact !!!
    May be due to external factors their deaths were premature…….
    We are the loosers right ?? Had they all lived a lengthy life……..we couldve had many more gems !!!
    “Heard Melodies Are Sweet, but Those Unheard Are Sweeter” – Keats !!

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    1. killerwithkindness says:

      Yes right, may be their deaths was due to external factors. Thanks for your comment.

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