This volume, Selected Poems, reflects his extraordinary creativity and versatility, drawing on the collections published during his lifetime as well as posthumously. He wrote in many different forms – from his famous Odes to ballads such as La Belle Dame Sans Merci, and the epic Hyperion. Together, they celebrate a poet who wrote with unsurpassed incite and emotion about art and beauty, love and loss, suffering and nature.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.