The Ode on a Grecian Urn
is more lovely now than when it was written, because for a hundred years lovers have read it and the sick at heart taken comfort in its lines.
His Romantic glow and emotion never fade or cool, but such poems as the Odes to the Nightingale and to a Grecian Urn
, and the fragment of 'Hyperion,' are absolutely flawless and satisfying in structure and expression.
Now, there is a Grecian urn
erected in the centre of a lonely field; now there is a woman weeping at a tomb; now a very commonplace old gentleman in a white waistcoat, with a thumb thrust into each arm-hole of his coat; now a student poring on a book; now a crouching negro; now, a horse, a dog, a cannon, an armed man; a hunch-back throwing off his cloak and stepping forth into the light.
But he accepts, however, that you're unlikely to come across a semi-naked image of your gran on a Grecian urn
In the greatest ode, "On a Grecian Urn
," the poet reminds us that at no point does the spiritual ever leave sensation completely behind.
The authors compare today's math lessons with the example that a dealer agrees to mail you an expensive Grecian urn
, one piece at a time, according to commoncoretools.
A visiting professor from Taiwan lectures fluently about a slide of a Grecian urn
, but falters and struggles to recall the word "translucent" when discussing a Ming vase.
For example, this fabulous tall Grecian urn
, below, embodies the Grecian pottery style, without you having to haul something similar through customs.
The use of the quality to suggest the emotional core of Vermeer images seems to owe more to an English-speaking collective memory of Keats's famous Ode to a Grecian Urn
(1819)--'Thou still unravished bride of quietness, / Thou foster-child of silence and slow time'--than to anything tangible in Dutch art.
And while the admirer of Keats will delight in the splendours of a Grecian urn
, a casual browser of Romantic lyrics may conclude it's merely a jam jar with pretensions.
Like the Grecian urn
John Keats addressed as "thou bride of quietness" and "foster child of old time", these vessels communicate with the mute eloquence of antiquity as, simultaneously, they substantiate Gordon's contemporary clay aesthetic.
He added, "The Ode to a Grecian urn
[John Keats] is worth any number of old ladies.