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Dear Keats

Rating: 3.7

Already six years past your age!
The steps in Rome,
the house near Hampstead Heath,
& all your fears
that you might cease to be
before your pen had glean'd. . . .

My dear dead friend,
you were the first to teach me
how the dust could sing.

I followed in your footsteps
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Sylvia Frances Chan 25 October 2019

CONGRATULATIONS on winning the prize of The Modern Poem Of The Day, dear Erica! You are still my most favourite Poetess and writer and you admired the same Keats as I do. A happiest coincidence, must I say. This goes To MyPoemList. A grateful 10 and myriad 10´s more.

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M Asim Nehal 25 October 2018

An Epic and heartfelt poem. The flow, the emotion makes this lengthy poem enjoyable. A great tribute.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 25 October 2019

I send you love, dear Keats, I send you peace. Since flesh can't stay we keep the breath aloft......touching expression with deep love towards John Keats. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of POD.

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George Samuel Egba 28 October 2018

At five and twenty Very far from home death pick you up sorted to pop 15 decades later Thanks

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Edward Kofi Louis 25 October 2018

I send you love! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 June 2020

Dear Erica! You are still my most favourite Poetess and writer and you admired the same Keats as I do. A happiest coincidence, must I say. This most magical poem have I put ToMyPoemsList. You must know, I have never Fear Of Flying. Best wishes from A Dutch Poetess Sylvia Frances Chan. We are on the same Poem Hunter Poem Site. I believe in God, so I end with God's Blessings for YOU!

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Bill Cantrell 25 October 2019

This I must say is one of the best poems I have ever read! ! your crimson words that you attribute to this poet is matched by yours, I applaud your genius and pure raw talent! ! ! What a great poem this is! ! ! ! Wow! Wow! Wow! ! ! !

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James Mclain 25 October 2019

Yes a tremendous amount of work went into this poem. James McLain ??

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Harley White 25 October 2019

Amazing tribute to Keats... wonderful poem...

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Sylvia Frances Chan 25 October 2019

I discovered that yiou have won TWICE this Prize of Honour in Poem Hunter. Double CONGRATS!

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