1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Keats

A. P., in "The Progress of Poetry" American Monthly Magazine [Boston] 2 (December 1830) 603.



And there was one with a wilder look,
Like the light of a dying eye;
And a rain of golden mist he shook,
As he wandered about the sky:
He loved the quiet woods, and there
He would stay and sleep for hours,
Like a sun-drop hung in the middle air,
And blinding the birds with its showers,
And sounding a music most low and sweet,
On every leaf that it chanced to meet.