than the leaves and trees, the basic scenes of John
Keats' poem are depicted around the circumference of
this structure. A musician is playing:
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play
Not to the sensual ear, but more endeared,
Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone:
Two lovers are about to kiss:
Though winning near the goal--yet, do not
She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy
Forever wilt thou love, and she be fair!
priest is leading a heifer to sacrifice; he is being
followed by some townspeople. Finding immortality in
art, Keats concludes:
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty"--that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.