John Keats was an English poet. He was a poet who, according to Data, started a tradition of poets composing odes to individuals who had a profound impact on their life. (TNG: "Schisms") Sometime prior to 2368, William T. Riker had received a bound copy of Keats' poem Ode to Psyche as a gift from Deanna Troi. (TNG: "Conundrum") In 2372, Jake Sisko learned that Keats was helped in writing his works by Onaya, an entity who fed on his neural energy. This eventually killed him. (DS9: "The Muse") Appendices Background information This character was only mentioned in dialogue. The comment Garak makes about Chalan Aroya's dress in "Broken Link" ("a thing of beauty is a joy forever") is from Book 1 of Endymion by Keats. According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 407), the birth and death years of John Keats were 1795 and 1821, respectively. External links John Keats at Wikipedia John Keats at The British Library John-Keats.com John Keats at Memory Beta, the wiki for licensed Star Trek works John Keats at Project Gutenberg Retrieved from "https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/John_Keats?oldid=2674069" Categories: Humans Authors Languages: Français Community content is available under CC-BY-NC unless otherwise noted.