I have been updating my Homer collections recently - specifically catching up with Christopher Logue's interpretation of the Iliad. Then Glo said in a comment that she couldn't recall me mentioning Keats (I think I did give you La Belle Dame Sans Merci once, however). These two thoughts came together, and here is John Keats' On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer:
Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
Round many western islands have I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne;
Yet did I never breathe its pure serene
Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He star'd at the Pacific - and all his men
Look'd at each other with a wild surmise -
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.