John Keats

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

Dawlish Fair


Over the hill and over the dale,
And over the bourn to Dawlish--
Where gingerbread wives have a scanty sale
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  • Bronze Star - 6,572 Points * Sunprincess * (3/15/2014 8:04:00 AM)

    O who wouldn't hie to Dawlish fair,
    O who wouldn't stop in a Meadow,
    O who would not rumple the daisies there
    And make the wild fern for a bed do! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ian Fraser (7/15/2010 10:53:00 PM)

    It may come as a surprise to those who know Keat's poetry mainly from the great Odes and Sonnets that he was also capable of writing in this extremely rustic manner. It's a mark of a great writer that he is capable of not taking himself too seriously and is even capable on occasion of self parody. (Report) Reply

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