Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

On the Grasshopper and Cricket

  • The Poetry of earth is never dead:
  • When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
  • And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run
  • From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead;
  • That is the Grasshopper’s—he takes the lead
  • In summer luxury,—he has never done
  • With his delights; for when tired out with fun
  • He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.
  • The poetry of earth is ceasing never:
  • On a lone winter evening, when the frost
  • Has wrought a silence, from the stove there shrills
  • The Cricket’s song, in warmth increasing ever,
  • And seems to one in drowsiness half lost,
  • The Grasshopper’s among some grassy hills.

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “On the Grasshopper and Cricket.” 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_on_the_grasshopper_and_cricket.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “On the Grasshopper and Cricket,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_on_the_grasshopper_and_cricket.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “On the Grasshopper and Cricket.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_on_the_grasshopper_and_cricket.html.