John Keats

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

Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid? - Poem by John Keats

WHERE be ye going, you Devon maid?
And what have ye there i' the basket?
Ye tight little fairy, just fresh from the dairy,
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Comments about Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid? by John Keats

  • Gold Star - 14,311 Points * Sunprincess * (7/16/2014 10:21:00 AM)

    ...........so sweet is this little invitation....who could refuse....loved reading every line... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 2 Points Leonard Wilson (3/8/2010 10:12:00 PM)

    This poem was written in a letter to an artist and friend named Benjamin Robert Haydon in 1818. Although Keats wrote, 'Here's some doggerel for you, ' I think that this light little poem is a delightful contrast to his major works. Its flirtatious, sensual images catch some of the wit and dalliance of Robert Burns's more carefree love lyrics. (Report) Reply








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