Quotation by John Keats

I had a dove and the sweet dove died;
And I have thought it died of grieving:
O what could it grieve for? Its feet were tied,
With a silken thread of my own hand's weaving;
John Keats (1795–1821), British poet. Song: I Had a Dove and the Sweet Dove Died (l. 1–4). . .

The Complete Poems [John Keats]. John Barnard, ed. (3d ed., 1988) Penguin.
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