A little attempt

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A little attempt

Postby Discovery » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:37 pm

Hello, I have only recently discovered Keats, have, infact, only read a small number of his poems thus far. My favourite so far is 'To Autumn'. Inspired to write a few lines, I decided to use 'When I have fears that I may cease to be' as a sort of guide. Anyway, here it is and I hope it meets with approval!

I aim to write a line that will never fade
To imprint on the world some shred of me,
Before I go there, the shade,
Where people fall like some old battered tree;
I don't behold, as the poet did before,
'Hugh cloudy symbols of a high romance',
I simply want the feeling that some day more
Who knows, I may be afforded a passing glance;
I could go on, I could tell you about
How every day and night my mind turns,
Endlessly trying to figure out
What it is that inside me burns
But all that I think is like the sands of time,
They are no good to anyone, but shall always be mine.

Wel, hope you like it.
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Postby Malia » Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:01 pm

Hi Nathaniel :)

Thanks for sharing your poem. I think you capture the feeling that a lot of artists have--knowing there's something churning inside you and wanting others to share in it, too. Keats felt that to a high degree, I think. I think he must have thought again and again, "I aim to write a line that will never fade"--I can hear Keats's voice in that line very clearly :)

Like you, one of my all-time favorite Keats poems is To Autumn. In fact, it was the poem where I first felt the absolute awe-inspiring power that great poetry can convey. I hope you enjoy your journey through Keats's work. A few other poems of his that are excellent (I think :) ) are: "Fall of Hyperion," "Ode to a Nightingale," "Lamia" and "The Eve of Saint Agnes". Also, I highly recommend reading Keats's letters--they are works of art in and of themselves and really show a colorful image of Keats the person, philosopher and poet. (And show how in a lot of ways he was just a normal guy! ;) )

Hope to see you again in the forum :)
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Postby Discovery » Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:39 pm

Thanks very much Malia for your kind comments. I'm going to look up the poems you suggest. Thanks again, Nat :D
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Postby Saturn » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:07 am

Welcome on Board Nat - hope you like the site - nice poem :D
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Postby Discovery » Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:01 pm

I was a bit hasty the other day, i've changed it and hope it reads better :)

I aim to write a line that will never fade,
To imprint on the world some small shred of me,
Before I recede into the gathering shade,
Where the knowing majority wait silently.

I don't behold as the poet did before,
'Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance',
I only want the feeling that some day more,
I may be afforded a passing glance.

But all that I think being my world
Is to you just an association of words unfurled.

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