Category Archive: Odes

Odes of John Keats

Fragment of an Ode to Maia

Other Odes by John Keats →   Mother of Hermes! and still youthful Maia! May I sing to thee As thou wast hymnèd on the shores of Baia? Or may I woo thee In earlier Sicilian? or thy smiles Seek as they once were sought, in Grecian isles, By bards who died content on pleasant sward, Leaving …

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Ode to Apollo

Other Odes by John Keats →   In thy western halls of gold When thou sittest in thy state, Bards, that erst sublimely told Heroic deeds, and sang of fate, With fervour seize their adamantine lyres, Whose chords are solid rays, and twinkle radiant fires. Here Homer with his nervous arms Strikes the twanging harp of war, …

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