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Poem by John Keats


The Poet


A FRAGMENT

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. The Castle Builder
  4. To (Hadst Thou Livd in Days of Old)
  5. Bards of Passion and of Mirth


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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