John Keats

(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821 / London, England)

A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion) - Poem by John Keats

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its lovliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkn'd ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
'Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.


Comments about A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion) by John Keats

  • Robert Murray Smith Robert Murray Smith (7/7/2016 1:21:00 AM)

    A magnifient poem with imagery so clear. (Report) Reply

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  • Mohan Sundaram (3/24/2016 1:27:00 AM)

    The suddenness and the striking experience is always fresh in Keats. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (1/12/2016 6:23:00 PM)

    .........beautifully penned...and I adore the theme ★ (Report) Reply

  • Arya Goswami Arya Goswami (1/7/2016 7:02:00 AM)

    Yeah, who can find a better prose than this to portray how beauty is ever eternal into the damnest gloomy places of all life on earth! (Report) Reply

  • Bidindra Basumatary Bidindra Basumatary (12/17/2015 7:01:00 PM)

    john keats is a great romantic poet. A thing of beauty is beautyful poem. Beauty always bright it never dark. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Case Thomas Case (11/28/2015 10:00:00 PM)

    in spite of it all....there is beauty (Report) Reply

  • Kobbie Higgs (10/20/2015 10:42:00 AM)

    pouring unto us frm heaven's brink, a depiction of grace being showered (Report) Reply

  • Oduro Bright Amoh (10/3/2015 8:34:00 AM)

    In spite of the worlds many dooms, Keats makes us aware that there still exists beauty. (Report) Reply

  • Joshua Daniel Joshua Daniel (9/2/2015 4:29:00 AM)

    Lets be thankful for the creation created by God. Amen (Report) Reply

  • Joshua Daniel Joshua Daniel (7/19/2015 10:47:00 PM)

    A thing of beauty is a joy forever is a famous saying by john keats (Report) Reply

  • Prajyut Kar (7/4/2015 2:04:00 AM)

    Life is just a mere place to Work for Ourselves but in the mean time we have lost something that is real happiness..................... (Report) Reply

  • Ekta Sharma Ekta Sharma (6/2/2015 9:18:00 PM)

    This describes the really beauty very well...and also its foregoing joy.... (Report) Reply

  • Allotey Abossey (5/23/2015 1:23:00 AM)

    Love the rhymes... Such a thing of biuti (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet Naida Nepascua Supnet (5/16/2015 11:05:00 PM)

    One romantic poem from one romantic poet
    What more to ask? ? (Report) Reply

  • Nishi Kumari Nishi Kumari (1/3/2015 12:43:00 AM)

    John Keats...a wonderful poet....very beautiful poem....true description of beauty.....beauty is something not just to be seen....it is something which gets locked inside the heart and keeps on growing more beautiful as time passes by.... (Report) Reply

    Prajyut Kar (7/4/2015 2:05:00 AM)

    True that......... Real beauty comes from Inside us and not from worldly desires that we possess: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

  • Nishi Kumari Nishi Kumari (1/3/2015 12:43:00 AM)

    John Keats...a wonderful poet....very beautiful poem....true description of beauty.....beauty is something not just to be seen....it is something which gets locked inside the heart and keeps on growing more beautiful as time passes by.... (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/13/2014 2:42:00 AM)

    A thing of beauty joy for ever......Very beautiful poem of the great poetic mind.John Keats I ever likes the poet and his great poems. (Report) Reply

  • Angelina Holmes (10/4/2014 2:08:00 PM)

    Great rhyme scheme; I love the message as well. So lovely. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (9/13/2014 7:02:00 AM)

    Such beauty in words drift nature into ones soul... Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink. Wonderful (Report) Reply

  • Paul Sebastian Paul Sebastian (5/8/2014 5:20:00 AM)

    Beauty never last but while it last, it is to be enjoyed. One of my favourite poems. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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