One of the greatest English poets, John Keats (1795–1821) created an astonishing body of work before his early death from tuberculosis at the age of 26. Much of his poetry consists of deeply felt lyrical meditations on a variety of themes — love, death, the transience of joy, the impermanence of youth and beauty, the immortality of art, and other topics — expressed in verse of exquisite delicacy, originality, and sensuous richness.
This collection contains 30 of his finest poems, including such favorites as "On first looking into Chapman's Homer," "The Eve of St. Agnes," "On seeing the Elgin Marbles," "La Belle Dame sans Merci," "Isabella; or, the pot of Basil" and the celebrated Odes: "To a Nightingale," "On a Grecian Urn," "On Melancholy," "On Indolence," "To Psyche," and "To Autumn." These and many other poems, reproduced here from a standard edition, represent a treasury of time-honored poetry that ranks among the glories of English verse.
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Review: Lyric PoemsUser Review - Donna Merritt - Goodreads
Some beautiful lines and thoughts are to be found here, such as "Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard / Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on..." Read full review
Review: Lyric PoemsUser Review - David - Goodreads
I think that I never have to read John Keats again if this is a fair representation of his work. I do not know yet if it is his poetry, the school of poetry or what. Maybe it is lyrical poetry that I ... Read full review