Poetry Friday: Yes, It’s Keats Again

February 2, 2007 @ 7:37 am | Filed under:

Sonnet: On the Sonnet
by John Keats

If by dull rhymes our English must be chain’d,
And, like Andromeda, the Sonnet sweet
Fetter’d, in spite of pained loveliness,
Let us find, if we must be constrain’d,
Sandals more interwoven and complete
To fit the naked foot of Poesy:
Let us inspect the Lyre, and weigh the stress
Of every chord, and see what may be gain’d
By ear industrious, and attention meet;
Misers of sound and syllable, no less
Than Midas of his coinage, let us be
Jealous of dead leaves in the bay wreath crown;
So, if we may not let the Muse be free,
She will be bound with garlands of her own.


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    Christine M says:

    Lissa, just to let you know, Kelly at Big A little a (http://kidslitinformation.blogspot.com/)has the Poetry Friday round-up this week