Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AUCTION: ANDERSON GALLERIES, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER

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First Line: Lot 65: john keats to fanny brawne
Last Line: "sold to this party for nine sixty five."
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Auctions

"Lot 65: John Keats to Fanny Brawne
A beauty, gentlemen, and in the best
Condition. Four leaves, scarcely pressed.
What am I bid? Five hundred ... Five ... Come on.
Who'll make it Six? Six hundred.... "( Pale and drawn,
I dreamed forever in a sweet unrest
Of your warm, lucent, million-pleasured breast)
"Six hundred ... Now Six fifty ... Are you done?"

"Seven ... A half ... Did I hear eight? ... Eight ... Eight ...
Who'll make it Nine?" ( Would that I could survive
The horrors of a brutal world. I hate
All men and women, saving one, alive.)
"Nine fifty ... Going ... Sorry, sir; too late.
Sold to this party for Nine sixty five."

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