Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

O thou whose face hath felt the winter’s wind

  • O thou whose face hath felt the winter’s wind,
  • Whose eye has seen the snow-clouds hung in mist,
  • And the black elm tops ’mong the freezing stars,
  • To thee the spring will be a harvest-time.
  • O thou, whose only book has been the light
  • Of supreme darkness which thou feddest on
  • Night after night when Phoebus was away,
  • To thee the spring shall be a triple morn.
  • O fret not after knowledge — I have none,
  • And yet my song comes native with the warmth.
  • O fret not after knowledge — I have none,
  • And yet the evening listens. He who saddens
  • At thought of idleness cannot be idle,
  • And he’s awake who thinks himself asleep.

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “O thou whose face hath felt the winter’s wind.” 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_o_thou_whose_face_hath_felt.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “O thou whose face hath felt the winter’s wind,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_o_thou_whose_face_hath_felt.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “O thou whose face hath felt the winter’s wind.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_o_thou_whose_face_hath_felt.html.