On The Grasshopper And Cricket
by John Keats
The poetry of earth is never dead:
When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run
From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead:
That is the grasshopper's -- he takes the lead
In summer luxury, -- he has never done
With his delights, for when tired out with fun,
He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.
The poetry of earth is ceasing never:
On a lone winter evening, when the frost
Has wrought a silence, from the stove there shrills
The Cricket's song, in warmth increasing ever,
And seems to one in drowsiness half lost,
The Grasshopper's among some grassy hills.
Source:The poetical works of John Keats.
James Miller, 647 Broadway, New York
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A. W. - John Keats Work (What are we set on earth for? ...) - Elizabeth Barrett Browning Comfort (Speak low to me, my Saviour, low and sweet ...) - Elizabeth Barrett Browning The world is with me, and its many cares... - Thomas Hood Of better fortune coming, then, talk not... - Anne Whitney Patience Taught By Nature - Elizabeth Barrett Browning To My Brother George - John Keats I cry your mercy -- pity -- love -- ay, love ... - John Keats Futurity - Elizabeth Barrett Browning Discontent - Elizabeth Barrett Browning False Poets And True - Thomas Hood On Receiving A Gift - Thomas Hood To The Same - Anne Whitney O fair mistrust of earth's more solid shows... - Anne Whitney By every sweet tradition of true hearts,... - Thomas Hood To Ailsa Rock - John Keats The Passion Flower - Anne Whitney No slight caprice rules thee. -- Who sounds one note... - Anne Whitney Grief - Elizabeth Barrett Browning Past And Future - Elizabeth Barrett Browning Largess from seven-fold heavens, I pray, descend... - Anne Whitney To Homer - John Keats To _. 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