Bright Star Poem by John Keats

Bright Star Poem by John Keats
John Keats

John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, despite his work having been in publication for only four years before his death. Although his poems were not generally well received by critics during his lifetime, his reputation grew after his death, and by the end of the 19th century, he had become one of the most beloved of all English poets.
Bright Star Poem by John Keats was officially published in 1838 in The Plymouth and Devonport Weekly Journal, 17 years after Keats’s death.

Bright Star Poem by John Keats is very inspirational, therefore sharing with all of you.

Bright Star Poem by John Keats
Bright Star Poem by John Keats

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art–
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors–
No–yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever–or else swoon to death.

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  1. My niece who is also an artist told me once: “Tatie, writers and artist most of the time are valued after they’ve died.” So true!
    I had not heard of John Keats, but, thanks to your post, I just had the honor of reading his poems. I resumed he was truly a gifted poet!

    Thank you for your post and for stopping by my blog!


  2. I love this poem! So beautifully constructed. Thank you for the reminder.


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