Once he drew
With one long kiss my whole soul thro'
My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.
~Alfred Lord Tennyson
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I wish I had the gift of making rhymes, for methinks there is poetry in my head and heart since I have been in love with you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, letter to wife Sophia, 5 December 1839
All commands from your lips are sweet....
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The Complete Poetical Works and Letters of John Keats
Students looking for information on Keats should find this site very useful as it contains various revision notes, biography, annotated poems and so much more.
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I love your hills and I love your dales,
And I love your flocks a-bleating;
but oh, on the heather to lie together,
With both our hearts a-beating!
Two lovers in the rain have no need of an umbrella. ~Japanese Proverb
For me, there is no man on this earth but you.
John Keats Letters and Quotes - Keats' Kingdom
~Juliette Drouet, letter to Victor Hugo, 1835
I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain. ~John Keats
My heart beats faster as you take my hand, my love grows stronger as you touch my soul.
Keats’s poetry is polished and complex
The word 'empty' could also be seen as key to the poem, as it seems to describe Keats' feelings about the urn; despite its beauty, mystery and many stories, it is without life and therefore empty, and therefoe “for evermore will silent be”.
Where in Stanza 2, the urn was presented as being in an eternity of love and bliss, here it has changed to being eternally 'desolate'. This shows Keats' shifting feelings about the urn. It also represents the two paradoxical sides of the urn: in one way its immortality is a positive and joyful thing, but on the other, it is full of desolation, isolation and emptiness. This also has a more literal meaning, as the urn can be physically turned round by the observer, to see the various scenes.
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pejoratively referred to this decision as Keats joining the of poetry.At this time Keats met with many of the leading poets and artists of the day including: , Shelley, Wordsworth, and Benjamin Haydon. In 1819 he became engaged to Fanny Brawne but by the winter of that year he had started to develop tuberculosis.Keats left England in 1820, on the advise of his doctors, and headed for Italy with his friend Joseph Severn.
The complete poetical works and letters of John Keats
Keats uses describes the scene on the urn, in which musicians are pictured, yet their music is unheard. Because he cannot hear the music, in his imagination it is perfect.
He again addresses the inhumanness of the urn – it has no senses, so the pipes cannot play to 'the sensual ear'.
He employs very deliberate assonance with 'ear'/'endeared', 'spirit'/'ditties' and 'no'/'tone', which makes the language very obviously poetic and lyrical – perhaps to show that the poem is art, like the urn.
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In the final stanza, Keats seems to be pointing an accusing finger at the urn, labelling it a 'silent form', which teases the reader/observer. 'Eternity' could be a link to death.
His exclamation 'Cold Pastoral!' could be seen as one of anger or frustration, and ultimately a rejection of the urn and its lifeless immortality.
'A friend to man' links with the earlier poem Sleep and Poetry, in which Keats writes that poetry should be “a friend, to soothe the cares and lift the thoughts of man”.
He continues his juxtaposition of the mortality of man, demonstrated by 'old age', 'waste' and 'woe', with art's immortality: 'thou shalt remain'.
Keats offers an ambiguous conclusion with the final two lines. Depending on where the quotation marks are placed, it could all be the urn's message, with Keats taking a step back, or it could be his own thoughts. Is he being ironic, as he has learnt, and become less naïve, since he wrote Endymion (“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever”)?