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Where's the Poet?

John Keats 1795 (Moorgate) – 1821 (Rome)



Where's 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 wonderous 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 Lion's roaring, and can tell
What his horny throat expresseth,
And to him the Tiger's yell
Come articulate and presseth
Or his ear like mother-tongue.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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  • Could the last line contain a misprint?

    Might its first word be "On..."?

    Seems to make more sense.
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