John Keats

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

A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion)

Poem by John Keats

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its lovliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkn'd ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
'Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.


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    A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
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    A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
    Full of sweet dreams, and health(Report)Reply

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  • Vidya Murali (5/14/2020 11:26:00 PM)

    An endless fountain of immortal drink,
    Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.
    Beautiful lines....(Report)Reply

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  • Florence (8/23/2019 1:09:00 AM)

    Keats' perception of reality is soft, and again so visually precise as well as sensual.(Report)Reply

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  • Rose Morales (8/22/2019 6:26:00 AM)

    Wow nice(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/14/2019 4:26:00 AM)

    " A thing of beauty is a joy forever,
    An endless fountain of immortal drink
    Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink" .
    Great poem, a pleasure to read.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (7/10/2019 8:13:00 AM)

    This poem is so adorable to all. Really a thing of beauty is joy for ever. It is a brilliant poem by John Keats. We were reading when we were students of class nineth.(Report)Reply

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  • SYAM KUMAR (6/20/2019 9:19:00 PM)

    I LOVE A LOT THIS POEM*********(Report)Reply

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  • Louemile Rosch MangulabnanLouemile Rosch Mangulabnan (6/3/2019 12:08:00 AM)

    n endless fountain of immortal drink,
    Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.(Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (4/14/2019 7:07:00 PM)

    Beautiful and amazing.(Report)Reply

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  • Iftekhar IftiIftekhar Ifti (2/20/2019 2:02:00 PM)

    “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever”
    This the single line on that a research paper can be conducted(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (2/2/2019 9:25:00 AM)

    John Keats, my most favourite poet all time and this Poem is my FIRST LOVE after GOD. Saddest is that he died at such a young age because of tuberculosis.Thank you for this poem! Indeed, A Thing of Beauty Is A Joy Forever....Indeed, a greatest joy.(Report)Reply

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  • Emily Lee (1/27/2019 12:17:00 PM)

    I am in fourth grade. I am doing a report on a poem. which poem should I pick?(Report)Reply

    Florence(8/23/2019 1:14:00 AM)

    Emily Dickenson, Hope is a Thing with Feathers (not long)

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  • Inguruwattadewage Pushpadewa Chaminda (1/13/2019 6:56:00 PM)

    Dear poet A thing of.beauty is a nice poem Thanks(Report)Reply

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  • Unnikrishnan E S (12/23/2018 9:48:00 PM)

    A well read, cliched poem. Often, people use excerpts from this most beautiful poem out of context too.

    But how lovely! How profound and poignant!(Report)Reply

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (12/16/2018 9:38:00 PM)

    After my heart this poem is my first love...(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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