John Keats


English Romantic Poet; died of tuberculosis.

I WEEP for Adonais—he is dead!
O, weep for Adonais! though our tears
Thaw not the frost which binds so dear a head!
And thou, sad Hour, selected from all years
To mourn our loss, rouse thy obscure compeers,
And teach them thine own sorrow! Say: ‘With me
Died Adonais; till the Future dares
Forget the Past, his fate and fame shall be
An echo and a light unto eternity!’

(from "Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats," Percy Bysshe Shelley)

On First Looking into Chapman's Homer

Bright Star

Ode on A Grecian Urn



Keats' drawing of the Sosibos vase (1819)