Friday, December 5, 2014

In A Drear-Nighted December....

In a Drear-Nighted December

Written by John Keats

In a drear-nighted December,
Too happy, happy tree,
Thy branches ne’er remember
Their green felicity:
The north cannot undo them,        
With a sleety whistle through them;
Nor frozen thawings glue them
From budding at the prime.
In a drear-nighted December,
Too happy, happy brook,        
Thy bubblings ne’er remember
Apollo’s summer look;
But with a sweet forgetting,
They stay their crystal fretting,
Never, never petting        
About the frozen time.
Ah! would ’t were so with many
A gentle girl and boy!
But were there ever any
Writhed not at passed joy?        
To know the change and feel it,
When there is none to heal it,
Nor numbed sense to steal it,
Was never said in rhyme.

* Apollo: Greek mythology god, son of Zeus.
God of music, light, healing and truth.

As always, thank you for your visit!



  1. The poem was very beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us. Love that painting, it's also quite beautiful. Oh to be able to write poetry or paint a lovely picture, we can share other's talents. Happy weekend and enjoy the season

  2. Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Lovely poem, lovely painting… Happy weekend Michele!
    XOXO Mary

  4. This is lovely, Michele - the painting and the poem.

    Please share with us for Pink Saturday.♥

  5. What a beautiful poem and image! Thanks -I have never read it before. Happy weekend to you- xo Diana

  6. Hi MIchele! Oh, that is very nice ~ the poem and your art piece. Hope you have a great weekend and it's always so nice to hear from you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Hi Michele, How lovely. Beautiful words and painting.
    Have a wonderful week.


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