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Ode To A Nightingale - Poem by John Keats

My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:
'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,
But being too happy in thy happiness,---
That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees,
In some melodious plot
Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,
Singest of summer in full-throated ease.

O for a draught of vintage, that hath been
Cooled a long age in the deep-delved earth,
Tasting of Flora and the country green,
Dance, and Provencal song, and sun-burnt mirth!
O for a beaker full of the warm South,
Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene,
With beaded bubbles winking at the brim,
And purple-stained mouth;
That I might drink, and leave the world unseen,
And with thee fade away into the forest dim:

Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget
What thou among the leaves hast never known,
The weariness, the fever, and the fret
Here, where men sit and hear each other groan;
Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last gray hairs,
Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies;
Where but to think is to be full of sorrow
And leaden-eyed despairs;
Where beauty cannot keep her lustrous eyes,
Or new love pine at them beyond tomorrow.

Away! away! for I will fly to thee,
Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards,
But on the viewless wings of Poesy,
Though the dull brain perplexes and retards:
Already with thee! tender is the night,
And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne,
Clustered around by all her starry fays;
But here there is no light,
Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown
Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.

I cannot see what flowers are at my feet,
Nor what soft incense hangs upon the boughs,
But, in embalmed darkness, guess each sweet
Wherewith the seasonable month endows
The grass, the thicket, and the fruit-tree wild;
White hawthorn, and the pastoral eglantine;
Fast-fading violets covered up in leaves;
And mid-May's eldest child,
The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine,
The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.

Darkling I listen; and for many a time
I have been half in love with easeful Death,
Called him soft names in many a mused rhyme,
To take into the air my quiet breath;
Now more than ever seems it rich to die,
To cease upon the midnight with no pain,
While thou art pouring forth thy soul abroad
In such an ecstasy!
Still wouldst thou sing, and I have ears in vain---
To thy high requiem become a sod

Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
No hungry generations tread thee down;
The voice I hear this passing night was heard
In ancient days by emperor and clown:
Perhaps the self-same song that found a path
Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home,
She stood in tears amid the alien corn;
The same that oft-times hath
Charmed magic casements, opening on the foam
Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.

Forlorn! the very word is like a bell
To toll me back from thee to my sole self!
Adieu! the fancy cannot cheat so well
As she is famed to do, deceiving elf.
Adieu! adieu! thy plaintive anthem fades
Past the near meadows, over the still stream,
Up the hill-side; and now 'tis buried deep
In the next valley-glades:
Was it a vision, or a waking dream?
Fled is that music:---do I wake or sleep?

Poems About Pastoral

  1. 1. Ode To A Nightingale , John Keats
  2. 2. Ode On A Grecian Urn , John Keats
  3. 3. Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern.. , William Wordsworth
  4. 4. A Promise To California , Walt Whitman
  5. 5. à Bas Ben Adhem , Ogden Nash
  6. 6. Meditations In An Emergency , Frank O'Hara
  7. 7. A Dream , Matthew Arnold
  8. 8. Pastoral , William Carlos Williams
  9. 9. Michael: A Pastoral Poem , William Wordsworth
  10. 10. Elegiac Stanzas , William Wordsworth
  11. 11. American Feuillage , Walt Whitman
  12. 12. Pet-Lamb, The: A Pastoral Poem , William Wordsworth
  13. 13. Arcades , John Milton
  14. 14. Yarrow Visited , William Wordsworth
  15. 15. Epipsychidion (Excerpt) , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  16. 16. In Country Sleep , Dylan Thomas
  17. 17. Oak And The Broom, The: A Pastoral Poem , William Wordsworth
  18. 18. After The Poet's Death , Daniel Brick
  19. 19. Pastoral , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  20. 20. Pastoral , Kenneth Patchen
  21. 21. Tuscany , Victoria Sackville-West
  22. 22. The Ox Tamer , Walt Whitman
  23. 23. Abraham , Edwin Muir
  24. 24. The First Kiss Of Love , George Gordon Byron
  25. 25. Under The Poplars , Cesar Vallejo
  26. 26. Obermann Once More , Matthew Arnold
  27. 27. In France , Francis Ledwidge
  28. 28. Self-Criticism In February , Robinson Jeffers
  29. 29. Repentance , William Wordsworth
  30. 30. Immolated , Herman Melville
  31. 31. Distant Hills , John Clare
  32. 32. ***dying Of Time*** , Ian Bowen
  33. 33. The Gods Of Greece , Friedrich Schiller
  34. 34. Canto Iii , Ezra Pound
  35. 35. A Pastoral Dialogue Between Two Shepherd.. , Anne Kingsmill Finch
  36. 36. Fragment Of An Ode To Canada , Duncan Campbell Scott
  37. 37. A Pastoral Sung To The King , Robert Herrick
  38. 38. Wild Bees , John Clare
  39. 39. Christmas Day , John Keble
  40. 40. The Star-Apple Kingdom , Derek Walcott
  41. 41. A Pastoral Entertainment , James Thomson
  42. 42. *635 Milk The Elixir Of Life , John Knight
  43. 43. Confirmation , John Keble
  44. 44. ((( The Flower))) , Theodora (Theo) Onken
  45. 45. Winter - The Fourth Pastoral, Or Daphne , Alexander Pope
  46. 46. For A Venetian Pastoral By Giorgione (In.. , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  47. 47. On The Death Of Amyntas. A Pastoral Elegy , John Dryden
  48. 48. My Village , sathya narayana
  49. 49. A Pastoral Betwixt David, Thirsis, And T.. , James Thomson
  50. 50. ***seven Forty Sevened Ponds , Debora Short

New Pastoral Poems

  1. The Scholar, Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Catapult, Naveed Khalid
  3. When She Gave A Violet Bloom To Me, My P.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. Here We Are, D.A. Woods
  5. My Backyard, Janie Wassler
  6. She Took The Book By The Hand From Behind, Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. From Arcady, Clark Ashton Smith
  8. My Rustic Mistress, My Pastoral Love, Bijay Kant Dubey
  9. My Rustic Love, Where Do You Lie You?, Bijay Kant Dubey
  10. The Girl With The Goats, Bijay Kant Dubey
  11. Shepherd Love, Where The Flower Of Yours?, Bijay Kant Dubey
  12. My Pastoral Love, Where Do Lie You Playi.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  13. Trip To Downie Institute Of Biblical Stu.., Queeny Gona
  14. A Dreamer Of American Dreams, , Disturb .., Bijay Kant Dubey
  15. Goyim, Marcel Aouizerate
  16. Painting Virgil, michael oliver
  17. A Spring Lambent?, Dan Reynolds
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