what my pen has glean'd
1. Cool! I found out my friend Kirsti's sis and nephew are extras in it with ACTUAL on screen time!
2. Still not sure what I think about the movie yet, but the scenes are stunningly lovely. There are scenes where Fanny and John are walking through fields of flowers--scenes which speak as much poetry as Keats' words.
3. I love hearing Keats' poetry spoken in the movie.
Here is a link to a trailer.
And here is a link to a poem:
"When I have fears that I may cease to be"
When I have fears that I may cease to be
my pen has glean’d my teeming brain,
Before high piled books, in charact’ry
Hold like rich garners , the full-repen’d grain;
When I behold, upon the night’s starr’d face,
Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance,
And think that I may never live to trace
Their shadows, with the magic hand of chance;
And when I feel, fair creature of an hour!
That I shall never look upon thee more,
Never have relish in the faery power
Of unreflecting love!—then on the shore
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till Love and Fame to nothingness do sink.
~ John Keats