Infomotions, Inc.On Sitting Down To Read King Lear Once Again / Keats, John



Author: Keats, John
Title: On Sitting Down To Read King Lear Once Again
Publisher: Eris Etext Project
Tag(s): literature; poet; dream; read; sitting; lear; john; keats; forest; english; tongued; king; fire; barren; chief; golden; romance; oak; english literature
Contributor(s): Eric Lease Morgan (Infomotions, Inc.)
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Rights: GNU General Public License
Size: 115 words (really short) Grade range: 8-9 (grade school) Readability score: 67 (easy)
Identifier: keats-on-499
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                                      1816
                  ON SITTING DOWN TO READ KING LEAR ONCE AGAIN
                                 by 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 this Shakespearian fruit.
        Chief Poet! and ye clouds of Albion,
          Begetters of our deep eternal theme!
        When through the old oak Forest I am gone,
          Let me not wander in a barren dream,
        But when I am consumed in the fire,
        Give me new Phoenix wings to fly at my desire.

                        THE END
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