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what poem is this?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:13 pm
by Raphael
In Ward's book she quotes a poem, but it isn't in my 2 Keats poetry books ( one is supposed to be the complete works but actually it isn't as it hasn't the poem To death in it).
These are the first few lines:

'Twas a quiet Eve:
The rocks were silent- the wide sea did weave
An untumultous fringe of silver foam
Along the flat brown sand...



It seems to have been written when Tom was ill and they were living in Teignmouth.

If anyone knows what it is I would be pleased to know.Thanks!

Re: what poem is this?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:35 pm
by Saturn
'Epistle to John Hamilton', available on this very site, last stanza:

http://www.john-keats.com/gedichte/epistle_to_john_hamilton.htm

Re: what poem is this?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:37 am
by BrokenLyre
I believe John Keats wrote this on March 25, 1818 - Epistle to John Hamilton Reynolds. Some great lines in this epistle!

Re: what poem is this?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:55 pm
by Raphael
Thanks! That explains why I couldn't find it by looking for the first line!I shall read that slowly tonight and savour it all!