Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dreamy Thursday : Words and Letters

It's Thursday. That means it's Dreamy Thursday
here at Swan of Dreamers. Where I talk about people,
places, objects, etc that give me that extra special
dreamy glow. That inspire and enrich my soul.

Honestly, yesterday was a challenging day for me.
I woke up this morning feeling just tired. As the
sun rose higher, so did my spirits.

Now, on to the Dreamy Thursday. A few weeks ago I saw
Bright Star (2009) about the romance of John Keats and Fanny Brawne.
What I loved most about the movie is that
Keats' poetry and letters is used through out.
There is one letter that captured my heart.
Actually, it's on my list to commit to memory.

I wanted to share this with all with you.
Hey you never know when reciting Keats will
come in handy.

This letter is from John to Fanny, Summer 1819

Ask yourself my love whether you are not very cruel
to have so entrammelled me, so destroyed my freedom.
Will you confess this in the Letter
you must write immediately,
and do all you can to console me in it—
make it rich as a draught of poppies to intoxicate me—
write the softest words and kiss them that I may at least
touch my lips where yours have been.
For myself I know not how to express my devotion to so fair a form:
I want a brighter word than bright, a fairer word than fair.
I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days
—three such days with you I could fill with more delight
than fifty common years could ever contain.

Now, that is a letter! After you finish this post,
go back to read the letter out aloud.
The words flow with beauty and love.
Makes my heart sing.

If you like to join in on the fun on Dreamy Thursday.
To share what makes you feel Dreamy.
I'm opening up Swan of Dreamers to guests posts.
Email me at for all the info.
I love to have you here.



Sarah said...

What a letter! I really want to see this film. I like the sound of your dreamy thursdays too!

Vickie said...

I did exactly what you said and re-read the letter out loud after I finished reading the post. All I can say is that I feel dreamy!

Dreamy Thursday is such a magnificent way for us to express deep love...and yes, a little fantasy! It makes me smile.

Laurel said...

Dreamy it is! Happy Thursday Sweet Girl.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh so romantic! What a letter indeed. Hey Honey bunny. Hope that they have at least plowed your street and picked up your garbage. Thanks so much for you very sweet words left on the blog. I so appreciated.
I send you many creative wishes and much expression.
Snowy hugs to you

KathrynAntyr said...

Oh sweet swan of dreamers. What a lovely post. You have captured my heart with keats. I shall look up that movie straight away and borrow Keats words from your post for my own blog. Thank you dear one for sharing your beautiful spirit. It always brightens my day when I swing by.

{soul hugs}
Kathryn, Collage Diva

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