My beloved Trinity.
Shout out Kanye West, who alludes to this line in ‘The Joy’. Keats and Kanye, almost literally on the same page.
This allusion to the Christian holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son — Jesus, and God the Holy Spirit) can be taken as irreverent and playful, or blasphemous, or (my favourite) both.
There is a sense of sarcasm in this, in that the earthly pursuits of sensual gratification could obviously never compete with the spiritual gratification offered by the holy Trinity. That said, the simple finality of the last line gives it gravitas; perhaps women, booze and drugs really are sacred pursuits for a man tied up in his earthly experiences…
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