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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Size: 115 words (really short) Grade range: 8-9 (grade school) Readability score: 67 (easy)
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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 .