What is the meaning of the last 5 lines of the poem "A thing of beauty" by John Keats, as given in Flamingo?
The lines are..
"And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead
All lovely tales that we have heard or read
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink."
These lines reflect the nature of immortality of beauty. A thing of beauty is a source of joy and delight forever. The poet talks about the presence of beauty in the imaginary stories people have made about death and lovely stories that he has heard. Keats here says that beautiful things are like an endless fountain pouring on us from the heavens, which denote the very truth about the laws of nature that God himself has made these beautiful things so that one might derive happiness, calmness and peace in life.