Wednesday, September 12, 2012

All ye need to gnaw

"Beauty is tooth," wrote the poet John Keats, "and tooth beauty. That is all/ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."

But then again, Keats was living at an age in which the dental sciences were far less advanced than they are now, and who suffered from problems with his wisdom teeth for years, so it is only natural that he should have focused on these matters in one of his most famous poems.


Caz said...

Reminds my of that beautiful song:

Tooth hurts, tooth scars, tooth wounds, and mars any heart
Not tough or stong enough
To take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain
Tooth is like a cloud, holds a lot of rain
Tooth hurts......ooh, ooh Tooth hurts.

TimT said...

'What is tooth'? said Pilate, proving they REALLY needed access to denture clinics in the ancient Roman empire.

Anonymous said...

Good Sir!
I am writing a book presently entitled 'Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Relation to Romantic Poets 1798-1823'. Coleridge had a most sad set of choppers, which is why he took opiates and laudanum. Byron needed some serious root canal work amongst ill mannered molars. Wordsworth by 54 was a total gummy shark.

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