Monday, May 10, 2010

**** Bright Star ****

Remember how good it feels when you've watched a really excellent movie? Like after your two hours are over and you have no regrets for a wasted evening?! And part of you wishes the movie was a little longer, so you could have more?! We saw a movie like that last night:

Bright Star

It's the story of poet John Keats, and the love of his (short) life, Fanny Brawne. A review from The New York Times concluded that this movie is "perfectly chaste and insanely sexy!" (FYI, I think this review, like so many these days, gives away too much of the storyline. Read it after you've seen the movie!) Also, you might want some tissues on hand....just sayin'.

Another cool thing about this movie.... Fanny is quite the cross-stitcher and seamstress, with no apologies! Yes!!

John Keats


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.

Fanny Brawne

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