To Hope by Keats

Audio Literature OdysseyMy podcast Audio Literature Odyssey has been updated with the poem To Hope by John Keats.  The poet solicits Hope to turn his dark days into brighter ones. To listen to this episode and to learn more, visit the Audio Literature Odyssey blog.

Published in 1817

When by my solitary hearth I sit,
And hateful thoughts enwrap my soul in gloom;
When no fair dreams before my “mind’s eye” flit,
And the bare heath of life presents no bloom;
Sweet Hope, ethereal balm upon me shed,
And wave thy silver pinions o’er my head.