Almanac Poetry: John Keats Was Right


John Keats, by Joseph Severn, oil on canvas, circa 1821-23, National Portrait Gallery, London. [Wikimedia Commons.]


John Keats Was Right


Keats once said,
‘Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter.’
— I agree,
so the rest of this poem (except for the next line)
will be out of earshot …




(Acknowledgements: originally appeared in Redoubt journal, ACT, 1995; then in my first poetry collection, Vigorous Vernacular, Picaro Press, 2008, reprinted by Ginninderra Press, 2018.)




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Kevin Densley is a graduate of both Deakin University and The University of Melbourne. He has taught writing and literature in numerous Victorian universities and TAFES. He is a poet and writer-in-general. His fifth book-length poetry collection, Please Feed the Macaws ... I'm Feeling Too Indolent, will be published in late 2023 by Ginninderra Press. He is also the co-author of ten play collections for young people, as well as a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press. Other writing includes screenplays for educational films.

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