The Human Seasons - By John Keats

Visual Poetry Project - By: Brandon Lewis

The Poem

Four Seasons fill the measure of the year;

There are four seasons in the mind of man:

He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear

Takes in all beauty with an easy span:

He has his Summer, when luxuriously

Spring's honied cud of youthful thought he loves

To ruminate, and by such dreaming high

Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves

His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings

He furleth close; contented so to look

On mists in idleness—to let fair things

Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook.

He has his Winter too of pale misfeature,

Or else he would forego his mortal nature.




(Seasons Image: http://orig07.deviantart.net/0512/f/2009/326/4/0/four_seasons_compilation_by_artanddesigncentral.png)

What The Human Season Represents

In the poem The Human Seasons by, John Keats it plays on the aspect of a human life. In the poem it compares human lives to the cycle the four season go through. Each season represents a change a person go through, throughout the course of ones life.

Spring

In the poem the spring time represents being young and taking in the beauty of life. Just like the flowers and tree are blooming so it human life in this stage. Spring is short is sweet just like childhood is.

(He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear, Takes in all beauty with an easy span)(Lines 3-4)


(Spring Image: http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/happy-relaxed-kid-girl-spring-flowers-meadow-smiling-green-grass-31372565.jpg)

Summer

Summer in the poem represents a person in there prime and best state. As in summer the flowers and tree are fully bloomed, a person has matured and grown.

(He has his Summer, when luxuriously Spring's honied cud of youthful thought he loves To ruminate, and by such dreaming high Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves)(Lines 5-8)


(Summer Image: http://www.self.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/adult-summer-camp-01-hess431.jpg)

Autumn

Autumn is represent as a time where your getting older and wiser. In Autumn the leaves of a tree wrinkle and change, this represents a persons skin

(His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings He furleth close; contented so to look On mists in idleness—to let fair things Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook.)(Lines 9-11)


(Autum Image: http://c8.alamy.com/comp/DMC037/elderly-people-walking-in-a-park-in-the-autumn-in-cambridge-DMC037.jpg)

Winter

In the poem winter represents a person end. As winter goes on the leaves on a tree dies just like a humans body, and mind dies. Winter to me is also a play on how the body gets cold when it shuts down, just like winter.

(He has his Winter too of pale misfeature, Or else he would forego his mortal nature.)(Lines 13-14)

(Winter Image: http://www.newenglandtravelplanner.com/assets/ma_images/concord/emerson_graves_snow2104.jpg)