Treasure Island

John Keats

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

A Dream, After Reading Dante's Episode Of Paolo And Francesca


As Hermes once took to his feathers light,
When lulled Argus, baffled, swooned and slept,
So on a Delphic reed, my idle spright
So played, so charmed, so conquered, so bereft
The dragon-world of all its hundred eyes;
And seeing it asleep, so fled away,
Not to pure Ida with its snow-cold skies,
Nor unto Tempe, where Jove grieved a day;
But to that second circle of sad Hell,
Where in the gust, the whirlwind, and the flaw
Of rain and hail-stones, lovers need not tell
Their sorrows. Pale were the sweet lips I saw,
Pale were the lips I kissed, and fair the form
I floated with, about that melancholy storm.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: snow, sad, rain, light, world, dream, kiss, sorrow, sky, sleep

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 (A Dream, After Reading Dante's Episode Of Paolo And Francesca by John Keats )

Enter the verification code :

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (2/19/2014 7:22:00 AM)

    Human life, its life situations, life after death, the hell, the heaven, the wonderful and magnificent literary poems of Dante, the kindness, and lot of feelings beautifully made as a poem from the magnetic words of our ever respected poet Keats which will be their upto the humanity and world is there I think. (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (2/10/2007 11:44:00 AM)

    keats is always so well versed in greek mythology. hermes, i love, argus, i too love and the dragons, the hundred eyes, i never saw yet i love for its dragonness. love keats. (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

New Poems

  1. Prohibited passions, Luca Menin
  2. When Life Turns Topsyturvy, Toshie Nohara
  3. Oneiros, Don Prem Legaspi
  4. Ah, me!, Frank Avon
  5. The man and the mirror, Melikhaya Zagagana
  6. Restive journey away from home, Melikhaya Zagagana
  7. Paralysis Agitans, Steve Lang
  8. Think Me On That Train, Susan Lacovara
  9. Lovers, Tex T Sarnie
  10. The Big Picture, Tex T Sarnie

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]