Learn More

Anthony Di'anno

Freshman - 1,490 Points (Yorkshire)

Dear John


John, would I were a crevice in your heart,
That held a bright cinder lost in the night,
I would warm you through and ne'er depart,
Mind your fevered brow through each tortured fight,

Fetch all that your condition's needs would ask,
And also fetch the things you needed more,
I would be equal to every task,
Let you trespass my thirsty human shore,

For I would abandon respectable,
And be a fool at my love's own behest,
So when they drummed and tolled your sad death knell,
I had met each and every request,

Your whispers linger, tender taken breath,

Your Bright Star ever, lures swoons to their death.

Submitted: Saturday, February 08, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

It's a tribute to John Keats.

Comments about this poem (Dear John by Anthony Di'anno )

Enter the verification code :

  • Bronze Star - 5,295 Points Daniel Brick (4/11/2014 7:09:00 AM)

    This is simply wonderful. and necessary. You obviously have a high regard for Keats not just as a poet but also as a man. He suffered so grievously, especially towards the end which you focus on, and being a medical student, he had no illusions about his fate. My first favorite among the English Romantics was Shelley, which led to my homage to Shelley which I recently thoroughly revised and posted. But in the past fifteen years it has been Keats that speaks most poignantly to me. I clicked this poem to my collection so I can check it again when I'm reading Keats which I do frequently. We who revere Keats keep him alive. He didn't die at 26, he's still alive and grows younger every spring! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 139 Points Joseph Anderson (2/23/2014 12:39:00 PM)

    Your sonnets are lovely and i hope you will stick to them. Your imagery is deep and wide.
    A splendid write-10 (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. A Little Light, Carolyn Brunelle
  6. Beautiful Inside, Paul Holmes
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  9. I Knew a Woman, Theodore Roethke
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. For You And I, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. Crucifixion of th' Soul..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  3. Beware Of Mankind, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. Bigtha, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. Love Me Girl, Joseph Archer
  6. One Christmas Eve From The North..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  7. Neryah, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. Feels Sorry, Sari Mavi
  9. Outlet Of Outer Space, Edward Kofi Louis
  10. Aristotole's Abstract Acrostical {X 1 to.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
[Hata Bildir]