Dante Gabriel Rossetti

(12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882 / London / England)

An Epitaph For Keats - Poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

THROUGH one, years since hanged and forgot
Who stabbed backs by the Quarter,
Here lieth one who—while Time's stream
Runneth, as God hath taught her,
Bearing man's fame to men,—will have
His great name writ in water.

Comments about An Epitaph For Keats by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

  • Rajnish Manga (10/10/2015 10:16:00 PM)

    A most befitting epitaph written for Keats. Enjoyed reading it:
    Bearing man's fame to men, —will have
    His great name writ in water.
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  • Ramesh T A (10/10/2015 10:11:00 AM)

    Keats name is ever in the hearts of men of the world sure! (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (10/10/2015 8:59:00 AM)

    Most wonderful Epitaph. Loved this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rahman Henry (10/10/2015 7:51:00 AM)

    The master art painted with words. A poem, after one and half a century can be proved as a modern writing. What a profound poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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