When I Have Fears

John Keats
John Keats


Words: John Keats (1795 – 1821)
Music: Michael Michaelis


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When I have fears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has glean'd my teeming brain,

2

Before high-piled books, in charactery,
Hold like rich garners the full ripen'd grain;

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When I behold, upon the night's starr'd face,
Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance,

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And think that I may never live to trace
Their shadows, with the magic hand of chance;

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And when I feel, fair creature of an hour,
That I shall never look upon thee more,

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Never have relish in the faery power
Of unreflecting love; -

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      then on the shore
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.



Michael: Vocals, Guitars, Violin & Viola, Piano, Bass, Cymbals & HiHat, Wave Drum (Percussion), additional sequencer programming (Marimba, Clarinets, Timpani).

Recorded, edited, and mixed proudly using Cubase.

(Last Update: 3.11.2018)

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