To One who has been Long in City Pent
John Keats, Poems (1817).
2 'Tis very sweet to look into the fair
3 And open face of heaven,--to breathe a prayer
4Full in the smile of the blue firmament.
5Who is more happy, when, with heart's content,
6 Fatigued he sinks into some pleasant lair
7 Of wavy grass, and reads a debonair
8And gentle tale of love and languishment?
9Returning home at evening, with an ear
10 Catching the notes of Philomel,--an eye
11Watching the sailing cloudlet's bright career,
13E'en like the passage of an angel's tear
14 That falls through the clear ether silently.
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J. R. MacGillivray