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.


Comments about A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion) by John Keats

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

    n endless fountain of immortal drink,
    Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.
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  • Castellenas John (4/14/2019 7:07:00 PM)

    Beautiful and amazing. (Report)Reply

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  • Iftekhar 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
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  • Sylvia 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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  • Jez Brul (1/29/2019 4:32:00 AM)

    A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

    That line is everlasting! ! ! Like the scent of a long lost favorite perfume that lingers through all eternity.
    Great! I couldn't ask for more!
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  • (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

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  • (1/13/2019 6:56:00 PM)

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

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

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

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (12/14/2018 5:31:00 AM)

    I had studied this poem in school. PH deserves thanks for reminding my good old school days (Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (12/14/2018 5:30:00 AM)

    I had studied this poem in school. PH deserves thanks for reminding my good olod school days (Report)Reply

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  • (12/12/2018 8:30:00 PM)

    A thing of beauty is a joy forever..... (Report)Reply

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  • (12/11/2018 6:39:00 PM)

    Dont you just wish that you can die and no one will remember that you existed (Report)Reply

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  • (11/30/2018 12:40:00 AM)

    it is the master piece of all the poems I ever read. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/25/2018 9:27:00 PM)

    I love this poem (Report)Reply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/11/2018 9:32:00 PM)

    Mind blowing sir....What a wonderful poem... (Report)Reply

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  • Solomon Senxer (10/24/2018 6:05:00 PM)

    A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:

    one of the greatest lines I have ever known from great poems!
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  • Naila Rais (10/16/2018 11:58:00 PM)

    I really really really love it..... So inspiring!
    Naila
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  • (10/14/2018 3:06:00 AM)

    I agree with Max. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/12/2018 1:02:00 AM)

    For goodness' sake... Such a lovely poem completely spoiled by a computer-generated voice.

    If you can't find a fellow human to read it then PLEASE remove the ersatz voice!

    Thank you.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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