Another view of Shelley's grave. Shelley drowned in the Gulf of Spezzia in Italy. He was returning from a visit to Lord Byron at Livorno when his schooner (the 'Ariel') was caught in a violent storm. Shelley's body washed ashore several days later and was cremated on the beach at Via Reggio with Lord Byron and Edward Trelawny in attendance. His heart, which refused to burn, was given to Mary Shelley. When Shelley's body was found, a copy of John Keats' poetry was discovered in his pocket.
“Poetry and Prose” by John Keats (London 1795 – Rome 1821). Keats was one of the mains figures of the second generation of romantic poets, his reputation grew after his death. Jorge Luis Borges stated that his first encounter with Keats was the most significant literary experience of his life. The poetry of Keats is characterized by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analyzed in English literature.