re-cover nr.81

The Poems of John Keats - John Keats

This picture was taken in Mont Royal, Montreal 2009.

John Keats was an English poet. His first volume of poems was published in 1817.

The 2009 film Bright Star, written and directed by Jane Campion, is based on the last years of Keats' life.

"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 steadfast, 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."

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