John Keats

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

Bright Star - Poem by John Keats

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art--
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
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Form: Sonnet

Comments about Bright Star by John Keats

  • (2/3/2010 10:33:00 PM)

    Was he comparing his love to a bright star that he was unable to touch but to admire. Something he could only wish upon like a dream. So beautiful and I don't understand why his poetry wasn't appreciated in his time. I mean there was no tv, no radio, just books and letters for entertainment. Everything seemed so romantic in those days. How could you not appreciate the words of Keats. So young to die at 23 and have so much passion. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/21/2009 10:03:00 PM)

    Imagine inspiring this beautiful sonnet... (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2009 12:44:00 PM)

    A marvelous sonnet! It moves, along with the 'moving waters' in the poem, to the wonderful closing couplet with its surprising and happy repetition of 'Still, still....' (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2009 11:53:00 AM)

    I feel ya john, if only you werent dead i would ask you why you wrote the first line the way you did but oh well (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2008 9:24:00 AM)

    cool poem like it got style! (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2008 2:29:00 AM)

    sweets and treats from Keats (Report) Reply

  • (4/30/2006 10:36:00 PM)

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  • (7/27/2005 3:51:00 PM)

    OH,'re another one I've missed...what a simply beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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