Apollo to the Graces

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Apollo to the Graces  (1818) 
by John Keats
Written perhaps early in 1818. First published 16 April 1914.

APOLLO

    Which of the fairest three
    Today will ride with me?
My steeds are all pawing on the thresholds of Morn:
    Which of the fairest three
    Today will ride with me?
Across the gold Autumn's whole kingdoms of corn?


THE GRACES all answer

    I will, I - I - I -
    O young Apollo let me fly along with thee,
    I will, I - I - I -
      The many, many wonders see -
    I - I - I - I -
And thy lyre shall never have a slackened string.
      I - I - I - I -
Thro' the whole day will sing.

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.