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This page chronicles the poetry quoted in the novel Hyperion.

The Fall of Hyperion - by John Keats

A selection, beginning "There is no death in all the Universe" is recited by Martin Silenus aboard the treeship Yggdrasill at the beginning of the Final Shrike Pilgrimage.[1]

Another selection, beginning "Without story or prop but my own weak mortality" is read from Martin Silenus' Cantos by Sad King Billy during the poet's tale.[2]

Read the full source at John-Keats.com

News from the Delphic Oracle - by William Butler Yeats

A selection, beginning "Straddling each a dolphin's back" is recited by Martin Silenus aboard the treeship Yggdrasill at the beginning of the Final Shrike Pilgrimage.[3]

Read the full source at Allpoetry.com

The Canterbury Tales - by Geoffrey Chaucer

A selection, beginning "He seyde, 'Syn l shall bigynne the game" is recited by Martin Silenus just prior to Father Lenar Hoyt beginning his tale.[4]

Read the full source at Librarius.com

Hyperion - by John Keats

A selection, beginning "Deep in the shady sadness of a vale" is recited by Martin Silenus upon seeing the face of Sad King Billy sculpted in stone upon his return to Hyperion for the Final Shrike Pilgrimage.[5]

Read the full source at John-Keats.com

Where's the Poet? Show him, show him - by John Keats

Recited by Martin Silenus after boarding the windwagon at Edge during the Final Shrike Pilgrimage.[6]

[wikisource:Where's_the_Poet?_Show_him,_show_him Read the full source at Wikisource]

References

  1. Hyperion, 1995. 16.
  2. Hyperion, 1995. 230.
  3. Hyperion, 1995. 21.
  4. Hyperion, 1995. 25.
  5. Hyperion, 1995. 104
  6. Hyperion, 1995. 241.

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