Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love Letters

I saw Bright Star last week and it was one of the most beautiful yet sad movies I have ever seen. Therefore, I highly recommend it! Its about the poet John Keats and his relationship with Fanny Browne - aka the Bright Star. Here is the poem that inspired the movie:

Bright star, would I were steadfast 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 steadfast, 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.

- John Keats


R.Paris said...



teenfashionista said...

I saw this movie and LOVED it. All of this film stills are so stunning!

tess said...

I've always loved Keats, but yes, his life is terribly depressing. need to see this

Lindsay said...

What a beautiful poem, I must see this movie now! Thank God for Netflix :) I saw the book for the movie in Barnes and Noble, and the cover really grabbed my attention.
Glad to hear it was good!

Thelma said...

I will see this movie but alone. I am very sentimental! By the way I saw Amadeus. I was in love! Thanks for the recommedation!

Erin said...

Love. I'm going to have to go see this.

Ellie Grace said...

Oh how lovely! I just watched the trailer for it, and now I absolutely must see it.
Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

Ellie Grace

Anonymous said...

beautiful images, beautiful poem.

LAUREN said...

How beautiful! I am going to watch this film over my winter break this next week! xx

The Fashion Fool said...

I need to see this movie!

Stephanie said...

I loved this movie. The cinematography is beautiful.

erin meagan said...

why am i missing out on everything?

S.Elisabeth said...

Ah so lovely. I've been dying to see this movie forever!

Erika said...

Ohmigosh I need to see this!! :)