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i too want to see it...but i'm waiting for ceej to see it with me

10.29.2009


everyone has been talking about this movie.
my first impulse was a selfish one:
i want him for myself...
luckily i immediately caught my childishness
and thought how wonderful it is that there is
such a beautiful film about him and her...
and that more people might become interested 
in his poetry. he is just as much my
favorite as is he.
since this little book came into my possession
a few years ago, i have not been able to go a day without it.

somehow i ended up with my grandmother's
1893 copy of a compilation of his poetry.
what a gift indeed.

when it comes to books, 
i think it is safe to say
they don't make them like they used to.


My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains 
    My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, 
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains 
    One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk: 
'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot, 
    But being too happy in thine happiness, - 
        That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees, 
                In some melodious plot 
    Of beechen green and shadows numberless, 
        Singest of summer in full-throated ease.



3 comments:

mallory said...

oh Keats! isn't it the best. I am generally a modernist girl but I can't help myself with both Whitman and Keats. I had a great professor who would read Keats to us in such a beautiful and dreamy manner.
The movie looks great. definitely one that should be watched with a sweet husband.

onesilentwinter said...

it is my husband and my anniversary this weekend, we just might take the plunge- although i had envisioned seeing it on my own but this way might be better!

Netti said...

Jesse and I just returned from seeing this movie. I've been wanting to see it and your blog reminded me to go! Oh, it was a tear jerker. Loved it, through and through. Sigh.