Verse > Anthologies > Harvard Classics > English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
539. The Human Seasons
 
John Keats (1795–1821)
 
 
FOUR Seasons fill the measure of the year;
There are four seasons in the mind of Man:
He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear
Takes in all beauty with an easy span:
 
He has his Summer, when luxuriously        5
Spring’s honey’d cud of youthful thought he loves
To ruminate, and by such dreaming high
Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves
 
His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings
He furleth close; contented so to look        10
On mists in idleness—to let fair things
Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook:—
 
He has his Winter too of pale misfeature,
Or else he would forego his mortal nature.
 

CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors