Keats-like poem, invitation for more such pieces!

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Keats-like poem, invitation for more such pieces!

Postby keatsodes » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:37 am

John Keats' birthday is approaching. I thought I would share a poet I recently received by someone who has written a fair amount on Keats' work and has fought to revive the classical tradition which Keats was such a stalwart defender of. I'm always looking for new poems for my 21st century classical poetry website http://www.thechainedmuse.com There is a featured article scheduled for the 29th entitled "John Keats and the Need for a New Renaissance in Poetry" which you'll be able to find on the site at that time. I'd love to see more people's Keats inspired poetry.

Tired bends the lily

Beneath its gorgeous flower;
Weary stoops the pilgrim
Drawn on by heavenly power.

All the soldier’s glory
Is grime upon his brow
In the darkness after battle --
A storm would bless him now.

Sadly broods the poet,
But the verse will glow,
And joy, like a diamond,
Rise from deep below.

Painful though the story
That the verse must tell,
Yet the heart that tells it
Sings like Philomel.[1]

Love’s a longer story
Than weariness or pain,
So the bending lily
Blooms again and again.


[1]In Greek mythology, Philomel was a princess raped by Tereus, the king of Thrace. To avenge her, the Gods transformed her into a nightingale, known for its beautiful songs.

The original post along with similar poetry can be found at the original link: https://www.thechainedmuse.com/single-p ... /Deep-Down
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