Beautiful Poem

Bright Star by John Keats

Supposedly written about:  Fanny Brawne (you can see a movie of their love story it is called, “Bright Star” from 2009 with Abbie Cornish)
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 stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft swell and fall,
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 (film)

Bright Star (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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