The Laurel Poetry Series by KEATS-Richard Wilbur. From the introduction by Howard Moss: Because Keats development was irregular and covered a short span of time, his maturbation as an artist was eratic. The period of the great poems, The Odes, "The Eves of St Agnes", "Lamia", the period between January and May 1819- Hangs in space, a kind of miracle between his immature work and the inferior work that followed it..... Keats reputation as a poet would be as secure as it is today if we had no other poems than these. But to repeat these moments in Keats, one has to separate out parts of the other poems.
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