Thursday, September 6, 2012

John Keats : When I Have Fears (A Sonnet Feature, 14 lines)

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When I have fears that I may cease to be
before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain,
Before high-piled books, in character
hold like rich garners the full ripened grain,
when i behold upon the night's
Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance,
and think that I may never live to trace,
Their shadows, with the magic hand of chance,
and when i feel, fair creature of an hour,
That I shall never look upon thee more,
Never have relish in the faery power,
of unreflected love-then on the shore,
of the wide world i stand alone, and think
till love and fame to nothingness do sink.

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