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John Keats (Джон Китс)


On Seeing the Elgin Marbles


My spirit is too weak--mortality
Weighs heavily on me like unwilling sleep,
And each imagin'd pinnacle and steep
Of godlike hardship, tells me I must die
Like a sick Eagle looking at the sky.
Yet 'tis a gentle luxury to weep
That I have not the cloudy winds to keep,
Fresh for the opening of the morning's eye.
Such dim-conceived glories of the brain
Bring round the heart an undescribable feud;
So do these wonders a most dizzy pain,
That mingles Grecian grandeur with the rude
Wasting of old Time--with a billowy main--
A sun--a shadow of a magnitude.



John Keats's other poems:
  1. Written on a Blank Space
  2. Written upon the Top of Ben Nevis
  3. Bards of Passion and of Mirth
  4. To Ailsa Rock
  5. Dawlish Fair


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