Spotlight Poetry – To a Friend Who Sent Me Some Roses – A poem by John Keats 

The image depicts a painting titled Wild Roses by the artist Joanne Porter. The work is a painting of two pink and white wild rose flower heads in full bloom with some leaves as a background. The image supports the poem To a Friend Who Sent Me Some Roses written by the poet John Keats.
© Joanne Porter, Wild Roses, (Date Unstated)

To a Friend Who Sent Me Some Roses by John Keats 

As late I rambled in the happy fields,
   What time the sky-lark shakes the tremulous dew

   From his lush clover covert;—when anew
Adventurous knights take up their dinted shields:
I saw the sweetest flower wild nature yields,
   A fresh-blown musk-rose; ’twas the first that threw

   Its sweets upon the summer: graceful it grew
As is the wand that queen Titania wields.
And, as I feasted on its fragrancy,
   I thought the garden-rose it far excell’d:

But when, O Wells! thy roses came to me
   My sense with their deliciousness was spell’d:
Soft voices had they, that with tender plea
   Whisper’d of peace, and truth, and friendliness unquell’d.

Poem Attribution © John Keats, To a Friend Who Sent Me Some Roses

Source Attribution https://poets.org/poem/friend-who-sent-me-some-roses

Painting Attribution © Joanne Porter, Wild Roses, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://fineartamerica.com/featured/wild-roses-joanne-porter.html?product=art-print

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12 thoughts on “Spotlight Poetry – To a Friend Who Sent Me Some Roses – A poem by John Keats 

  1. Oh boy
    Don’t get caught up if you can’t waltz and rhyme
    He inflicts a swing in the first line
    Come roll with
    I’m coming with an arrow
    Making a statement

    And it slightly grazes the shoulder

    So i wish to say, garden roses once were wild

    A wonderful tale set in poetry.

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