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 Jettswan@gmail.com for all the info.
I love to have you here.