Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Blue! — ’Tis the life of heaven — the domain

  • Blue! — ’Tis the life of heaven — the domain
  • Of Cynthia: — the wide palace of the sun;
  • The tent of Hesperus and all his train; —
  • The bosomer of clouds gold, grey, and dun.
  • Blue! — ’Tis the life of waters — Ocean,
  • And all its vassal streams, pools numberless,
  • May rage, and foam, and fret, but never can
  • Subside, if not to dark blue nativeness.
  • Blue! — gentle cousin to the forest-green,
  • Married to green in all the sweetest flowers —
  • Forget-me-not — the blue-bell — and, that queen
  • Of secrecy, the violet: — What strange powers
  • Hast thou, as a mere shadow? — But how great,
  • When in an eye thou art, alive with fate!

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Keats, John. “Blue! — ’Tis the life of heaven — the domain.” 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_blue_tis_the_life_of_heaven.html.

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John Keats, “Blue! — ’Tis the life of heaven — the domain,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_blue_tis_the_life_of_heaven.html.

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Keats, John. “Blue! — ’Tis the life of heaven — the domain.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_blue_tis_the_life_of_heaven.html.