John Keats

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

Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid? - Poem by John Keats

WHERE be ye going, you Devon maid?
And what have ye there i' the basket?
Ye tight little fairy, just fresh from the dairy,
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Comments about Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid? by John Keats

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/23/2017 12:10:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem so nicely penned.
    Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.
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  • Melvina Germain (8/14/2015 1:15:00 AM)

    Superb, such a delight to read and take in. Absolutely fantastic, I so enjoy reading old poetry, it stays with you and mellows you out. Love it..... (Report) Reply

    (12/8/2016 12:46:00 PM)

    It`s a poem about a guy sexually harassing this lady and the speaker says o look not so disdainly so shes obviously agitated at his harassment. Hes just listing metaphors as well like I love your hills and your dales. What about this mellows you out? I`m pretty sure John Keats is just making fun of dumb farm folk who try to pick up ladies.

  • (7/16/2014 10:21:00 AM) sweet is this little invitation....who could refuse....loved reading every line... (Report) Reply

  • (3/8/2010 10:12:00 PM)

    This poem was written in a letter to an artist and friend named Benjamin Robert Haydon in 1818. Although Keats wrote, 'Here's some doggerel for you, ' I think that this light little poem is a delightful contrast to his major works. Its flirtatious, sensual images catch some of the wit and dalliance of Robert Burns's more carefree love lyrics. (Report) Reply

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