Ode on a Grecian Urn. Conlan Campbell, Andrew Brinkmann. By John Keats. !. Summary. You unchanged, quiet work of art You adopted child of history Historian who is mute A tale that is sweeter than our rhyme What old message is on you Of men or gods or both In places of rural beauty
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Conlan Campbell, Andrew Brinkmann
By John Keats
You unchanged, quiet work of art
You adopted child of history
Historian who is mute
A tale that is sweeter than our rhyme
What old message is on you
Of men or gods or both
In places of rural beauty
Who are these men? Who are these reluctant women?
What chase is this? What attempt at escape is this?
What drums and flutes? What excitement?
Is sweeter so your pipes play on
Not to the refined taste but instead
Play simple songs that have no complication
Child beneath the trees, you can't leave
Your song and the trees will always have leaves
Lover you can never kiss
No matter how close you get, but do not be sad
She will never leave though you can't be with her
Forever you will have your love and she will be beautiful
Their leaves and spring will not end
And the musician
Will forever play songs that will stay new
There will be love
Forever and never losing it's impact
All human feelings will stay
That make your heart feel almost ill
And make you feel nervously sick
To where are they going, priest
Do you lead that cow mooing
With her fancy attire
What small seaside town
Or mountain fortress
Is missing it's people this holy morning?
The small town, which is empty
Will be completely silent with no one to say
Why it is empty and none will return
Of stone men and overexcited maidens
With nature effected by man
Your form takes us out of our thoughts
As does our time you cold work of art
When we become old
You will remain, never fully experiencing troubles or love
You will be ours and you will say to us
"Truth and beauty are the same
That is all you know, and all you need to know"
"Here lies one whose name has writ on water"
"Biography." John-Keats.com. N.p., 26 Feb. 2000. Web. 22 Apr. 2013. <http://www.john-keats.com/>.
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"A Brief Guide to Romanticism." - Poets.org. Academy of American Poets, n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2013. <http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5670>.
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