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John Keats Poems – Seven of our Favorites!

John Keats Poems

This week marks the untimely death of poet John Keats in 1821 …

We remember the life and work of the young Romantic poet with seven of our favorite John Keats poems … 

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On Fame
(How Fever’d is the Man)
John Keats

How fever’d is the man, who cannot look
Upon his mortal days with temperate blood,
Who vexes all the leaves of his life’s book,
And robs his fair name of its maidenhood;
It is as if the rose should pluck herself,
On the ripe plum finger its misty bloom,
As if a Naiad, like a meddling elf,
Should darken her pure grot with muddy gloom:
But the rose leaves herself upon the briar,
For winds to kiss and grateful bees to feed,
And the ripe plum still wears its dim attire,
The undisturbed lake has crystal space;
Why then should man, teasing the world for grace,
Spoil his salvation for a fierce miscreed?

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