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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1219
AUTHOR: John Keats (1795–1821)
QUOTATION: Faded the flower and all its budded charms,
Faded the sight of beauty from my eyes,
Faded the shape of beauty from my arms,
Faded the voice, warmth, whiteness, paradise!
Vanish’d unseasonably …
ATTRIBUTION: JOHN KEATS, “Sonnet to Fanny Brawne,” lines 5–9, The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats, p. 379 (1900).
SUBJECTS: Mortality