When I have fears that I may cease to be (John Keats - Love and Romance Poetry)

April 28, 2017

Romantic "When I have fears that I may cease to be" Poetry by John Keats:


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When I have fears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain,

Before high-piled books, in charactery,
Hold like rich garners the full ripen’d grain;

When I behold, upon the night’s starr’d face,
Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance,

And think that I may never live to trace
Their shadows, with the magic hand of chance;

And when I feel, fair creature of an hour,
That I shall never look upon thee more,

Never have relish in the faery power
Of unreflecting love;–then on the shore

Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.



By: John Keats 
     (1795 – 1821)

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