Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

This living hand, now warm and capable

  • This living hand, now warm and capable
  • Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold
  • And in the icy silence of the tomb,
  • So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights
  • That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood,
  • So in my veins red life might stream again,
  • And thou be conscience-calm’d — see here it is —
  • I hold it towards you.

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Keats, John. “This living hand, now warm and capable.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, by G. Kim Blank. Edition 3.5 , University of Victoria, 18 October 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_this_living_hand_now_warm_and.html.

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John Keats, “This living hand, now warm and capable,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.5 , last modified 18th October 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_this_living_hand_now_warm_and.html.

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Keats, John. “This living hand, now warm and capable.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.5 , last modified 18th October 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_this_living_hand_now_warm_and.html.