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Poem by John Keats

The Poet


Wheres the Poet? show him! show him,
Muses nine! that I may know him!
Tis the man who with a man
	Is an equal, be he King
Or poorest of the beggar-clan,
	Or any other wondrous thing
A man may be twixt ape and Plato;
	Tis the man who with a bird,
Wren or eagle, finds his way to
	All its instincts; he hath heard
The lions roaring, and can tell
	What his horny throat expresseth,
And to him the tigers yell
	Comes articulate and presseth
On his ear like mother-tongue . . .

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 Castle Builder
  5. On Receiving a Laurel Crown from Leigh Hunt

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Mark Akenside The Poet ("Of all the various lots around the ball")
  • Amy Lowell The Poet ("What instinct forces man to journey on")
  • Lucy Montgomery The Poet ("There was strength in him and the weak won freely from it")

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