bright star

I watched Bright Star last night.  I was completely taken.  Beautiful, beautiful shots of English summer where you can almost feel the warm breeze and smell the flowers.  And the story - it's so wonderfully, romantically tragic.  And there's some really incredibly well shot images of hand embroidery and stitching.  Almost makes you yearn for the 'simpler' times of the 1800s.  

Fanny Brawne wore mourning dress for six years after Keats' death and didn't marry for another 12 years.  Keats' wrote his most admired poems while he was secretly engaged to Fanny.  So, so tragic and yet his poems and letters are so beautiful.  More Keats to come, me thinks - the movie was a great introduction!

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