Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Think not of it, sweet one, so

  • Think not of it, sweet one, so;
  • Give it not a tear;
  • Sigh thou mayst, and bid it go
  • Any — any where.
  • Do not look so sad, sweet one,
  • Sad and fadingly:
  • Shed one drop then —It is gone —
  • Oh! ’twas born to die.
  • Still so pale? — then, dearest, weep;
  • Weep! I’ll count the tears:
  • And each one shall be a bliss
  • For thee in after years.
  • Brighter has it left thine eyes
  • Than a sunny hill:
  • And thy whispering melodies
  • Are tenderer still.
  • Yet — as all things mourn awhile
  • At fleeting blisses,
  • E’en let us too! but be our dirge
  • A dirge of kisses.

🗙 Cite this page:

MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “Think not of it, sweet one, so.” 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_think_not_of_it_sweet_one.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “Think not of it, sweet one, so,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_think_not_of_it_sweet_one.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “Think not of it, sweet one, so.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_think_not_of_it_sweet_one.html.