Poems For The Unbelievers

I believe poems are only snippets and still pictures that are described with flowery words and figurative language while not going as in-depth as books do.

But this is a collection of poems that I find likable.


12. XI

Bright Star, Would I Were Steadfast As Thou Art
John Keats

Bright star, would I were steadfast as though art--
     Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
     Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
     Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
     Of snow upon the mountains and the moors--
No--yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,
     Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever it's soft fall and swell,
     Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever--or else swoon to death.


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