by John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Asleep! O sleep a little while, white...
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
Asleep! O sleep a little while, white pearl!
And let me kneel, and let me pray to thee,
And let me call Heaven's blessing on thine eyes,
And let me breathe into the happy air
That doth enfold and touch thee all about,
Vows of my slavery, my giving up,
My sudden adoration, my great love!

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Keats, John. Poetical Works. London: Macmillan, 1884; Bartleby.com, 1999. http://www.bartleby.com/126/54.html


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 7
Word count: 56