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Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne


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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.

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Ah, what can ail thee, wretched wight,

 Alone and palely loitering;

The sedge is wither'd from the lake,

 And no birds sing.

Ah, what can ail thee, wretched wight,

 So haggard and so woe-begone?

The squirrel's granary is full,

 And the harvest's done.

I see a lily on thy brow,

 With anguish moist and fever dew;

And on thy cheek a fading rose

 Fast withereth too.

I met a lady in the meads

 Full beautiful, a faery's child;

Her hair was long, her foot was light,

 And her eyes were wild.

I set her on my pacing steed,

 And nothing else saw all day long;

For sideways would she lean, and sing

 A faery's song.

I made a garland for her head,

 And bracelets too, and fragrant zone;

She look'd at me as she did love,

 And made sweet moan.

She found me roots of relish sweet,

 And honey wild, and manna dew;

And sure in language strange she said,

 I love thee true.

She took me to her elfin grot,

 And there she gaz'd and sighed deep,

And there I shut her wild sad eyes--

 So kiss'd to sleep.

And there we slumber'd on the moss,

 And there I dream'd, ah woe betide,

The latest dream I ever dream'd

 On the cold hill side.

I saw pale kings, and princes too,

 Pale warriors, death-pale were they all;

Who cry'd--"La belle Dame sans merci

 Hath thee in thrall!"

I saw their starv'd lips in the gloam

 With horrid warning gaped wide,

And I awoke, and found me here

 On the cold hill side.

And this is why I sojourn here

 Alone and palely loitering,

Though the sedge is wither'd from the lake,

 And no birds sing.

Product Details

Keats, John
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Campion, Jane
Campion, Jane
Campion, Jane
Barnard, John
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Poets, English -- 19th century.
Edition Description:
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Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
2 b/w illustration
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
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Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne Used Trade Paper
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A rare glimpse into the mind of a brilliant young poet through his beautifully written letters

These extraordinary letters give the fullest and most poignant record we have of John Keatss aspirations as a poet, his life as a literary man about town, his close relationship with his siblings, and, later, his passionate, jealous, and frustrated love for Fanny Brawne. With an insightful introduction and notes by renowned Keats scholar John Barnard, this is an indispensable companion to the works of one of the greatest poets of all time.

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The epic romance of one of the most celebrated poets in the English language

Coming to theatres in September 2009 is the tragic love story of nineteenth- century poet John Keats and the love of his life, Fanny Brawne. Keats died at the young age of twenty-five, leaving behind some of the most exquisite and moving verse and letters ever written, inspired by his deep love for Fanny. Bright Star is a collection of Keats' romantic poems and correspondence in the heat of his passion, and is a dazzling display of a talent cut cruelly short.

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