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Bright Star by John Keats
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Sep 16, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 5-stars, memoirs, own, poetry
Read in September, 2010

I watched Bright Star as my first introduction to Keats. I was so moved by their love story that I wanted to have Keats in a simple written form. I love poetry but it takes so much more effort for me to understand that if I have a large collection I can rarely get through it. This book not only had the more bite size amount of poetry but Keats letters to Fanny, which are moving, wistful, romantic, anguished, and sweet. They are everything a woman wants from the man she is in love with, but will never see. I don't think that sort of sentiment died along with Keats. The reason they are such timeless sentiments is that they resonate with what I have felt in my own love. That anxiety, jealousy, and pure unadulterated passion for and in regards to another person.

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