3 September 2011

Poetry Moment

I was checking out the happenings at Fabulosity Reads last night and Wendy featured a poem by John Keats. I had forgotten how much I enjoy his poems until she reminded me. Thanks, Wendy!

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 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 

Have a great long weekend, All!


  1. John Keats had such an evocative way with words. So beautiful. I'm glad u found something you like so much Dana. Btw, did u get my email response about the giveaway?

  2. Yay! It will take three months but I'm excited already Dana. Thank you so much.

  3. Hi Dana!
    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment! I wander over to thank you and I find Keats!!! I love Keats - thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing it. Have you by any chance seen the movie Bright Star about Keats' and Fanny Brawne's romance? It was really good, I recommend it.

  5. Didn'r know there was a movie. I'd really like to see it. Thanks for the info.


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