Fragment of an Ode to Maia

John Keats 1795 (Moorgate) – 1821 (Rome)

MOTHER of Hermes! and still youthful Maia!
  May I sing to thee
As thou wast hymned on the shores of Baiae?
  Or may I woo thee
In earlier Sicilian? or thy smiles
Seek as they once were sought, in Grecian isles,
By bards who died content on pleasant sward,
  Leaving great verse unto a little clan?
O give me their old vigour! and unheard
  Save of the quiet primrose, and the span
  Of heaven, and few ears,
Rounded by thee, my song should die away
  Content as theirs,
Rich in the simple worship of a day.

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