Shahzia Batool

Bronze Star - 2,265 Points (Pakistan)

To Keats - Poem by Shahzia Batool

'thou wast not born for death, Immortal Bird! '
now live eternally
in worthy world,
in poetic realm.
thy words impress the soul,
and overwhelm
our each and every thought...
thou wast a singing Bird,
for us thou always brought
enchanting, rhythmic words...
now do a different job:
remove the veil of gloom
from caring, thoughtful mind,
do not intend to sob
in sad, indolent mood.
try not to close thy eyes
pain is the part of life-
so why escape the world?
thou wast not born for death

Comments about To Keats by Shahzia Batool

  • Chandana Khan (7/25/2013 12:19:00 AM)

    you spoke of my heart for my favorite (Report) Reply

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  • David Wood (5/17/2013 2:32:00 AM)

    A wonderful tribute to the great Keats. He died so young thinking nobody liked his poems. (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2013 2:58:00 AM)

    A soaring tribute, Shahzia!
    Who is due an ode more?
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  • (12/14/2012 11:29:00 PM)

    Love the contents and format. Also the images and metaphor. Beautiful job on this tribute Shahzia. (Report) Reply

  • William F Dougherty (5/28/2012 2:20:00 PM)

    Why not pay tribute to Keats is a more Keatsean fashion by extending line lengths instead of chopping
    up sentences (the way everyone else does) ? You have the skills for it.
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  • (1/22/2012 3:03:00 AM)

    i like your version, and he will always be an Immortal bird (Report) Reply

  • (12/21/2011 10:23:00 AM)

    A very nice poem carrying the heartiest homage for the alluring poet; his poetry and death made him immortal. (Report) Reply

  • (12/21/2011 1:15:00 AM)

    wow, a nice tribute to john keats [my fav poet]
    'thou wast not born for death 'IMMORTAL BARD' thanx
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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