When I have fears that I may cease to be

by John Keats


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Reading by Josephine Greywoode

Filmed in The Keats Room

of The Keats-Shelley House

Rome, Italy

Video by Nancy Watkins




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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.

John Keats

Poem included in the book Amore e fama

Collana Grandi Tarsie

John Keats   Percy B. Shelley
Amore e fama
Translation by Gianfranco Palmery
With five drawings by Nancy Watkins
2006, Pages 96, Euro 10,00

ISBN 978-88-89299-36-4

John Keats, Percy B. Shelley Amore e fama


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