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Poem by John Keats

To Solitude

O Solitude! if I must with thee dwell,
    Let it not be among the jumbled heap
    Of murky buildings; climb with me the steep, 
Natures observatory  whence the dell,
Its flowery slopes, its rivers crystal swell,
    May seem a span; let me thy vigils keep
    Mongst boughs pavilliond, where the deers swift leap
Startles the wild bee from the fox-glove bell.
But though Ill gladly trace these scenes with thee,
    Yet the sweet converse of an innocent mind,
     Whose words are images of thoughts refind,
Is my souls pleasure; and it sure must be
     Almost the highest bliss of human-kind,
When to thy haunts two kindred spirits flee.

John Keats

John Keats's other poems:
  1. Specimen of Induction to a Poem
  2. Calidore
  3. To (Hadst Thou Livd in Days of Old)
  4. The Poet
  5. The Castle Builder

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Joseph Warton To Solitude ("Thou, that at deep dead of night")

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