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Hyperion a Fragment

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Just at the self-same beat of Time's wide wings Hyperion slid into the rustled air And Saturn gain'd with Thea that sad place Where Cybele and the bruised Titans mourn'd.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published November 1st 1984)
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May 11, 2016 Shriya rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: Keats is my favourite poet in the whole wide world (and that's saying a LOT!) I am naturally biased to him because he's the only poet known to have soothed me in the greatest of sadness merely by the power of the words he wrote over two centuries ago. I write this review, thus, as a lover and not as a critic.

Hyperion:A Fragment is a result of Keats' desire to write something that would include him 'among the mighty dead' but it wasn't something he completed because of his failing hea
Jan 14, 2016 Ana rated it it was amazing
I stood upon a shore, a pleasant shore,
Where a sweet clime was breathed from a land
Of fragrance, quietness, and trees, and flowers.
Full of calm joy it was, as I of grief;
Too full of joy and soft delicious warmth;
So that I felt a movement in my heart
To chide, and to reproach that solitude
With songs of misery, music of our woes;
And sat me down, and took a mouthed shell
And murmur’d into it, and made melody—
Sep 28, 2014 James rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-re-read
Beautiful language, but it needs a thorough reread with lots of reference checking to understand (which my lazy self did not do on the first read.
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Mar 07, 2015 Jeffrey Smith rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics, poetry, fiction
Enjoyed listening to this on Audio - along with reading some notes and summaries online to help me understand. Wish I had read an annotated version instead, however, because it would have helped. If Keats had been able to finish this, it could have been as famous as Paradise Lost or some of the other well-known epic poems.
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My favourite poem of all time. Very beautiful!
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John Keats was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. During his short life, his work received constant critical attacks from the periodicals of the day, but his posthumous influence on poets such as Alfred Tennyson has been immense. Elaborate word choice and sensual imagery characterize Keats's poetry, including a series of odes that were his masterpieces and which remain am ...more
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“Yet I can read. Knowledge enormous makes a God of me. Names, deeds, gray legends, dire events, rebellions, majesties, Sovran voices, agonies, Creations and destroyings, all at once pour into the wide hollows of my brain. And deify me, as if some blithe wine or bright elixir peerless I had drunk, and so become immortal.” 1 likes
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