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.)
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Rights: GNU General Public License
Size: 114 words (really short) Grade range: 23-25 (graduate school) Readability score: 34 (difficult)
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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 .