Lizette Woodworth Reese

(January 9, 1856 – December 17, 1935 / Waverly)

Keats


An English lad, who, reading in a book,
A ponderous, leathern thing set on his knee,
Saw the broad violet of the Egean Sea
Lap at his feet as it were village brook.
Wide was the east; the gusts of morning shook;
Immortal laughter beat along that shore;
Pan, crouching in the reeds, piped as of yore;
The gods came down and thundered from that book.
He lifted his sad eyes; his London street
Swarmed in the sun, and strove to make him heed;
Boys spun their tops, shouting and fair of cheek:
But, still, that violet lapping at his feet,—
An English lad had he sat down to read;
But he rose up and knew himself a Greek.

Submitted: Saturday, December 17, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Keats by Lizette Woodworth Reese )

  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (5/19/2014 10:31:00 AM)

    I love this great poem! Plays out in the mind as you read. Can see Keats as a young boy dreamy and far off in his musings only to come to back to his London street! Wonderful poem! (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Incognita, Henry Austin Dobson
[Hata Bildir]