Category: Sonnets

On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again

Other Sonnets of John Keats→ O golden tongued Romance, with serene lute! Fair plumed Syren, Queen of far-away! Leave melodizing on this wintry day, Shut up thine olden pages, and be mute: Adieu! for once again the fierce dispute Betwixt damnation and impassion’d clay Must I burn through; once more humbly assay The bitter-sweet of …

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On Seeing the Elgin Marbles

Other Sonnets of John Keats→ My spirit is too weak—mortality Weighs heavily on me like unwilling sleep, And each imagined pinnacle and steep Of godlike hardship tells me I must die Like a sick eagle looking at the sky. Yet ’tis a gentle luxury to weep That I have not the cloudy winds to keep …

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