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

Rating: 2.7
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
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Ratnakar Mandlik 22 June 2019
" Lovers need not tell their sorrows. Pale were the sweet lips. I saw." Fantastic narration.Interesting poem.
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Unnikrishnan E S 23 December 2018
Enjoyed reading this beauty: “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. ” Inimitable flow of images, unharnessed stream of words... great...
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Prabir Gayen 21 December 2018
Extremely romantic poem with extraordinary skill and rhythm... Beautifully executed.. Keats lovely rbyme
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Pietro 6 19 February 2016
Nobody better than Keats might highlight the mystical wonder of Dante's Poem.. Very beautiful
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* Sunprincess * 27 August 2015
.........beautifully penned and so imaginative...the imagery is stunning ?
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p.a. noushad 07 June 2008
the realities of human life and its beauty depicted here.
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John Tiong Chunghoo 10 February 2007
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.
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