Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

To Homer

  • Standing aloof in giant ignorance,
  • Of thee I hear and of the Cyclades,
  • As one who sits ashore and longs perchance
  • To visit dolphin-coral in deep seas.
  • So wast thou blind; — but then the veil was rent,
  • For Jove uncurtain’d heaven to let thee live,
  • And Neptune made for thee a spumy tent,
  • And Pan made sing for thee his forest-hive;
  • Aye, on the shores of darkness there is light,
  • And precipices show untrodden green,
  • There is a budding morrow in midnight,
  • There is a triple sight in blindness keen;
  • Such seeing hadst thou, as it once befel
  • To Dian, Queen of Earth, and Heaven, and Hell.

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “To Homer.” 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_to_homer.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “To Homer,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_to_homer.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “To Homer.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_to_homer.html.