Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bright Star

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,
Pillowed 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 in death.

1819 John Keats


The Clever Pup said...

I just realized I didn't know your name when I posted about you on my site.

I think your sites are absolutely wonderful. And like I said, full of Aha! moments as in "I've been there or I've done that". Or at least I'd like to.

Very cool indeed. I figure you need more attention.

I also used one of your images. I hope you don't mind.

Bee said...

I'm SO looking forward to this movie. I can't wait to see what Jane Campion does with this story!

Kelly M. said...

although I'm taking a "creative sabbatical" from my blog, I still love to stop by yours! Your images and the poetry or quotes you pair with the image is such a delight.

Raven said...

This movie reintroduced me to Keats and how beautiful his poetry is. I didn't have an appreciation for them in high school so much... but now I realize their splendor!

Roxana said...

what a lovely coincidence, i have just seen the trailer - thank you...