famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

Ode On Indolence Analysis

Author: poem of John Keats Type: poem Views: 10

Sponsored Links

One morn before me were three figures seen,

     I With bowed necks, and joined hands, side-faced;

And one behind the other stepp'd serene,

     In placid sandals, and in white robes graced;

They pass'd, like figures on a marble urn,

     When shifted round to see the other side;

          They came again; as when the urn once more

Is shifted round, the first seen shades return;

     And they were strange to me, as may betide

          With vases, to one deep in Phidian lore.

How is it, Shadows! that I knew ye not?

     How came ye muffled in so hush a masque?

Was it a silent deep-disguised plot

     To steal away, and leave without a task

My idle days? Ripe was the drowsy hour;

     The blissful cloud of summer-indolence

          Benumb'd my eyes; my pulse grew less and less;

Pain had no sting, and pleasure's wreath no flower:

     O, why did ye not melt, and leave my sense

          Unhaunted quite of all but---nothingness?

A third time came they by;---alas! wherefore?

     My sleep had been embroider'd with dim dreams;

My soul had been a lawn besprinkled o'er

     With flowers, and stirring shades, and baffled beams:

The morn was clouded, but no shower fell,

     Tho' in her lids hung the sweet tears of May;

          The open casement press'd a new-leav'd vine,

Let in the budding warmth and throstle's lay;

     O Shadows! 'twas a time to bid farewell!

          Upon your skirts had fallen no tears of mine.

A third time pass'd they by, and, passing, turn'd

     Each one the face a moment whiles to me;

Then faded, and to follow them I burn'd

     And ached for wings, because I knew the three;

The first was a fair maid, and Love her name;

     The second was Ambition, pale of cheek,

          And ever watchful with fatigued eye;

The last, whom I love more, the more of blame

     Is heap'd upon her, maiden most unmeek,---

          I knew to be my demon Poesy.

They faded, and, forsooth! I wanted wings:

     O folly! What is Love! and where is it?

And for that poor Ambition---it springs

     From a man's little heart's short fever-fit;

For Poesy!---no,---she has not a joy,---

     At least for me,---so sweet as drowsy noons,

          And evenings steep'd in honied indolence;

O, for an age so shelter'd from annoy,

     That I may never know how change the moons,

          Or hear the voice of busy common-sense!

So, ye three Ghosts, adieu! Ye cannot raise

     My head cool-bedded in the flowery grass;

For I would not be dieted with praise,

     A pet-lamb in a sentimental farce!

Fade sofdy from my eyes, and be once more

     In masque-like figures on the dreamy urn;

          Farewell! I yet have visions for the night,

And for the day faint visions there is store;

     Vanish, ye Phantoms! from my idle spright,

          Into the clouds, and never more return!


Learn to Play Songs by Ear: Ear Training

122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!

||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

There have been no submitted criqiques, be the first to add one below.

Post your Analysis


Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!

Most common keywords

Ode On Indolence Analysis John Keats critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. Ode On Indolence Analysis John Keats Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique Ode On Indolence Analysis John Keats itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help

Poetry 179
Poetry 142
Poetry 32
Poetry 91
Poetry 198
Poetry 33
Poetry 97
Poetry 67
Poetry 163
Poetry 10
Poetry 22
Poetry 2
Poetry 205
Poetry 11
Poetry 103
Poetry 219
Poetry 123
Poetry 83
Poetry 86
Poetry 49