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Rating: 3.3

DEEP in the shady sadness of a vale
Far sunken from the healthy breath of morn,
Far from the fiery noon, and eve's one star,
Sat gray-hair'd Saturn, quiet as a stone,
Still as the silence round about his lair;
Forest on forest hung above his head
Like cloud on cloud. No stir of air was there,
Not so much life as on a summer's day
Robs not one light seed from the feather'd grass,

But where the dead leaf fell, there did it rest.
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Bryn Price 07 June 2006

One of my favourite poems of all those I've read, long and it took me a long time to read (I just started reading Fall of Hyperion: A dream, which unfortunately isn't yet on this website) Its long and its worth it, part of the inspiring work of John Keats, along with this I recommend To Autumn/Ode to Autumn, Fall of Hyperion, Lamia and Ode to Psyche.

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Thanks for sharing such a beautiful long poem written by the legend of poetry

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Edward Kofi Louis 05 April 2019

'As hot as death's in chill'! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Ramesh T A 05 April 2019

A long descriptive poem of John Keats is a delight to read. But his poems like Ode to Nightingale and Ode to Grecian Urn are immortal poems of this great romantic poet! True to his own words -" A thing of beauty is a joy forever" this poem too one such one to read and enjoy sure!

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Shaun Cronick 05 April 2020

You've got to tip your hat to John Keats. Simply ravishing prose.

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The Muse 05 April 2020

A tad lengthy, but still perfect in these times with its underlying message

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Dr Antony Theodore 05 April 2020

A stream went voiceless by, still deadened more By reason of his fallen divinity Spreading a shade: the Naiad 'mid her reeds Press'd her cold finger closer to her lips. The great Keats and his wonderful poem.. tony

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Ratnakar Mandlik 05 April 2019

With stunning flight of imagery and superb style of expression, John Keats has composed this master piece.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 April 2019

" O aching time! O moments big as years! " Let the truth shine in its pwn way. An excellent poem is very brilliantly penned.

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