Sunday, January 17, 2010

Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art--
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors--
No--yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever--or else swoon to death.

Bright Star is a film about the short life and
love of romantic poet John Keats. I've always
had a sort of penchant for the romantic era.

I'm really excited for this movie coming out on dvd next week.
Has anyone seen it?


Friend said...

Hi there! I searched here to write you a personal message, but didn't found a way, I'm not into this blogspot thing. If you would be so kind, I would like to have this top pic that's has 'vernacular spectacular' on it. Or maybe the original name. Thanks!

bbond said...

Sure! I found it on "this is glamorous":
Hope that helps.

Friend said...