The poet says, “Beauty is heard in........”
Can you hear beauty? Add a sound that you think is beautiful, to the sounds the poet thinks are beautiful.
The poet keats, said:
Heard melodies are sweet,
But those unheard are sweeter.
What do you think this means? Have you ever “heard” a song in your head, long after the song was sung or played?
It is true that we can hear beauty in whatever we do. The song of a nightingale singing is
considered as one of the most melodious sound. The poet in his poem has stated other
examples also such as the wind blowing, the rain falling or a singer chanting.
According to Keats, music and melodies that are heard are sweet but those that are imagined and felt have a more powerful impact on us. These tunes are remembered by us for a longer time. Yes, I have also experienced this phenomena.
Read the first and second stanzas of the poem again. Note the following phrases.
Find pictures of beautiful things you have seen or heard of.
Write a paragraph about beauty. Use your own ideas along with the ideas in the poem. (You may discuss your ideas with your partner.)
I agree with the poet's feelings. Beauty indeed lies all around us. Only we should have eyes to see it. We see it in the dancing of the peacock and the melodious notes of the Cuckoo. The rustling of wind, the falling of silvery drops of rain are also beauties that we can see as well as hear. Watching the snowfall and the blooming flowers is beautiful beyond description.