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Sylvan sofa

Sunday, 21 October, 2012

The sylvan sofa

Thous still unravish’d bride of quietness,
Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time,
Sylvan historian, who canst thus express
A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme:
What leaf-fringed legend haunts about thy shape
Of deities or mortals, or of both,
In Tempe or the dales of Arcady?

Ode on a Grecian Urn John Keats (1795 – 1821)


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