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When I Have Fears
(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821 / London, England)

When I Have Fears

Poem By John Keats

When I have fears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has glean'd my teeming brain,
Before high-piled books, in charactery,
Hold like rich garners the full ripen'd grain;
When I behold, upon the night's starr'd face,
Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance,
And think that I may never live to trace
Their shadows, with the magic hand of chance;
And when I feel, fair creature of an hour,
That I shall never look upon thee more,
Never have relish in the faery power
Of unreflecting love; - then on the shore
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.

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Nice One..keep writng..All the best
Masha allah bahot khub
how wonderfully well we studied Keats in our literature classes at the university.......... thank u dear and great poet. tony
I am afraid of death too..for the fear of losing.....
Beautiful piece of work i read ery dae
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