Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Shed no tear — O shed no tear

  • Shed no tear — O, shed no tear!
  • The flower will bloom another year.
  • Weep no more! O! weep no more!
  • Young buds sleep in the root’s white core.
  • Dry your eyes! Oh! dry your eyes,
  • For I was taught in Paradise
  • To ease my breast of melodies —
  • Shed no tear.
  • Overhead! look overhead!
  • ’Mong the blossoms white and red —
  • Look up, look up. I flutter now
  • On this flush pomegranate bough.
  • See me! ’tis this silvery bill
  • Ever cures the good man’s ill.
  • Shed no tear! O shed no tear!
  • The flower will bloom another year.
  • Adieu, adieu — I fly, adieu,
  • I vanish in the heaven’s blue —
  • Adieu, adieu!

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “Shed no tear — O shed no tear.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, by G. Kim Blank. Edition 3.9 , University of Victoria, 8 April 2021. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_shed_no_tear_o_shed_no.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “Shed no tear — O shed no tear,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.9 , last modified 8th April 2021. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_shed_no_tear_o_shed_no.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “Shed no tear — O shed no tear.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.9 , last modified 8th April 2021. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_shed_no_tear_o_shed_no.html.