Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Ah! woe is me! poor Silver-wing

  • Ah! woe is me! poor Silver-wing!
  • That I must chaunt thy lady’s dirge,
  • And death to this fair haunt of spring,
  • Of melody, and streams of flowery verge, —
  • Poor Silver-wing! Ah! woe is me!
  • That I must see
  • These blossoms snow upon thy lady’s pall!
  • Go, pretty page, and in her ear
  • Whisper that the hour is near!
  • Softly tell her not to fear
  • Such calm favonian burial!
  • Go, pretty page, and soothly tell, —
  • The blossoms hang by a melting spell,
  • And fall they must, ere a star wink thrice
  • Upon her closed eyes,
  • That now in vain are weeping their last tears,
  • At sweet life leaving, and these arbours green, —
  • Rich dowry from the spirit of the spheres, —
  • Alas! poor queen!

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Keats, John. “Ah! woe is me! poor Silver-wing.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, by G. Kim Blank. Edition 3.3 , University of Victoria, 5 September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_ah_woe_is_me_poor_silver-wing.html.

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Keats, John. “Ah! woe is me! poor Silver-wing.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_ah_woe_is_me_poor_silver-wing.html.