Infomotions, Inc.To Homer / Keats, John



Author: Keats, John
Title: To Homer
Publisher: Eris Etext Project
Tag(s): literature; wast; seas; spumy; john; veil; heaven; keats; homer; rent; pan; english; blind; english literature
Contributor(s): Eric Lease Morgan (Infomotions, Inc.)
Versions: original; local mirror; HTML (this file); printable
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Rights: GNU General Public License
Size: 114 words (really short) Grade range: 23-25 (graduate school) Readability score: 34 (difficult)
Identifier: keats-to-508
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                                      1816
                                    TO HOMER
                                 by John Keats

        Standing aloof in giant ignorance,
          Of thee I hear and of the Cyclades,
        As one who sits ashore and longs perchance
          To visit dolphin-coral in deep seas.
        So thou wast blind!- but then the veil was rent,
          For Jove uncurtain'd Heaven to let thee live,
        And Neptune made for thee a spumy tent,
          And Pan made sing for thee his forest-hive;
        Aye, on the shores of darkness there is light,
          And precipices show untrodden green;
        There is a budding morrow in midnight;
          There is a triple sight in blindness keen;
        Such seeing hadst thou as it once befel
        To Dian, Queen of Earth, and Heaven, and Hell.

                        THE END
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