Lines (Unfelt, unheard, unseen...)

by John Keats

Unfelt, unheard, unseen,
I've left my little queen,
Her languid arms in silver slumber lying:
Ah! through their nestling touch,
Who -- who could tell how much
There is for madness -- cruel, or complying?

Those faery lids how sleek!
Those lips how moist! -- they speak,
In ripest quiet, shadows of sweet sounds:
Into my fancy's ear
Melting a burden dear,
How Love doth know no fulness, and no bounds.

True -- tender monitors!
I bend unto your laws:
This sweetest day for dalliance was born!
So, without more ado,
I'll feel my heaven anew,
For all the blushing of the hasty morn.



The poetical works of John Keats.
Copyright 1871
James Miller, 647 Broadway, New York