Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone

  • The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone!
  • Sweet voice, sweet lips, soft hand, and softer breast,
  • Warm breath, light whisper, tender semi-tone,
  • Bright eyes, accomplish’d shape, and lang’rous waist!
  • Faded the flower and all its budded charms,
  • Faded the sight of beauty from my eyes,
  • Faded the shape of beauty from my arms,
  • Faded the voice, warmth, whiteness, paradise —
  • Vanish’d unseasonably at shut of eve,
  • When the dusk holiday — or holinight —
  • Of fragrant-curtain’d Love begins to weave
  • The woof of darkness, thick, for hid delight;
  • But, as I’ve read Love’s missal through to-day,
  • He’ll let me sleep, seeing I fast and pray.

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Keats, John. “The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone.” 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_the_day_is_gone_and_all.html.

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Keats, John. “The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_the_day_is_gone_and_all.html.