I am often drawn to different poems depending on my mood. I was delighted to read that Stephen Fry's favourite poem in his youth was 'Fancy' because I used to adore that in my teens too. And I'm a huge admirer of Stephen Fry too.
Nightingale - my all time No 1 poem, to the extent that I was actually a bit scared of the prospect of listening to Ben Whishaw reading it at the end of 'Bright Star' in case it was awful. It wasn't - it was a beautiful rendition.
Maureen wrote:To have written that and the other odes at that age and in such a short space of time is even more awesome!
I alos forgot one of my long time favourites: 'To My Brothers' written on Tom's birthday. Not only is it incredibly emotional to read knowing what was to happen to Tom, but for me it encapsulates the joy of simple everyday family life - lounging on the sofa by the fire with a glass of wine and a book, or a good DVD, and people you love around you.
I love that one too- Stephen Fry has excellent taste! I like him too- he was excellent as Oscar Wilde wasn't he?
Maureen wrote:Yes - one of my all time favourite films. I love Wilde's writings too - and the recent film of Dorian Gray was great: if you haven't seen it, I'd recommend it. Although, like most adaptations, the story does deviate from the original a bit.
Saturn wrote:The original film was miles better, the additions I found to be obtrusive and unnecessary. All the subtlety and suggestiveness, the mystery was all lost from Wilde's story. The evil you can imagine is always more frightening than anything you can show on screen with garish CG images. An okay film but for a more faithful adaptation of Wilde's work watch the original.
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