Hither, Hither, Love

HITHER hither, love---
'Tis a shady mead---
Hither, hither, love!
Let us feed and feed!

Hither, hither, sweet---
'Tis a cowslip bed---
Hither, hither, sweet!
'Tis with dew bespread!

Hither, hither, dear
By the breath of life,
Hither, hither, dear!---
Be the summer's wife!

Though one moment's pleasure
In one moment flies---
Though the passion's treasure
In one moment dies;---

Yet it has not passed---
Think how near, how near!---
And while it doth last,
Think how dear, how dear!

Hither, hither, hither
Love its boon has sent---
If I die and wither
I shall die content!

by John Keats

Comments (5)

Big goob thinks this poem
Poem. .
Though one moment's pleasure In one moment flies- Though the passion's treasure In one moment dies. Love and passion defined in a superb manner.
Keats keeps showing us how one's physical weakness must bow to one's spiritual greatness. I see he is alive even today.
Hither, Hither it is a beautiful poem indeed. One of Mr Keat's best works!