Friday, November 11, 2011

Endymion
















































I realized something that I don't expect you to care about - there is a line that occurs in both Willy Wonka  and the Chocolate Factory, and Mary Poppins "A thing of beauty is a joy forever'. This is the first line from Endymion, a John Keats poem:

"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways:
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
'Gainst the hot season; the mid forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink."

3 comments:

  1. keats is sublime. I was obsessed with him for months during my lit course last year and named my tumblr after him ha ;)

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  2. my favourite poem from Keats. and that opening line is just....it stucks in your head forever.

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  3. I thought you'd enjoy this article about synchronicity :) http://toko-pa.com/2011/07/18/dreamspeak-faith-in-synchronicity/

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