Friday, September 15, 2006

Poetry Friday - Keats

Of all the Romantic poets, I do love Keats the best. Why? For stanzas like this one, from "Ode on a Grecian Urn."

Ah, happy, happy boughs! that cannot shed
Your leaves, nor ever bid the Spring adieu;
And, happy melodist, unweari├Ęd,
For ever piping songs for ever new;
More happy love! more happy, happy love!
For ever warm and still to be enjoy'd,
For ever panting, and for ever young;
All breathing human passion far above,
That leaves a heart high-sorrowful and cloy'd,
A burning forehead, and a parching tongue.

1 comment:

EJCrow said...

Yeah but what about William Blake - that guy was OUT OF CONTOL! Kwaheri rafiki, EJCrow