A Letter To My Beloved (John Keats)

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A Letter To My Beloved (John Keats)

Postby LadyBrawne » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:27 pm

Sweet Love,
There are days I wait for one word,
it is as if, the walls of the earth
have crumbled,
can life, death, be measured equal?
I think not!
These whispering pines speak your name,
as I walk down trodden paths of tall grass,
a dark loneliness begins to set in.
I am jealous of the sun, the moon,
all these can see you, touch your warm face,
yet I cannot,
Every moment you have a breath, I breathe too,
only my breath quivers in shallow depths,
accompanied by warm flowing tears.
Why must life be so cruel? to feed you
love upon a silver platter with trimmings,
then remove it, asking for a diet, or death.
Starvation eats up my soul, every minute,
your laughter I do not hear, your smile,
I cannot see, malnutrition will be the
death of me,
There is more to life than all the eye
can behold, I have found real beauty,
felt it, held it in my heart,
I have floated high above every tree,
so high of an elavation, rare it is,
it is the bird of paradise, of happiness,
one that is extinct.
The world is dieing , with all the romantic
poets of old, I stand here in this moment
of pure beauty, in silence, waiting,
for the sky to split, waiting...
to feast again, from your lovely,
sweet, poet heart.
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Re: A Letter To My Beloved (John Keats)

Postby BrokenLyre » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:36 am

Welcome LadyBrawne..I have not seen you before, so hello. And thanks for the deeply thoughtful and heartfelt poem. Thanks for your perspective. It is always fun for me to see how Keats affects others!
"Come... dry your eyes, for you are life, rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg; the clay in which the forces that shape all things leave their fingerprints most clearly. Dry your eyes... and let's go home."
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Re: A Letter To My Beloved (John Keats)

Postby LadyBrawne » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:41 am

Most humbly and graciously I wish to thank you,
yes, I am new here, inspired by the movie "Bright Star", and the orginal writings
of Keats romantic poems, I found myself searching for a place to express my
inspiration, after years belonging to another poetry site, I found myself wanting
to grow, and write much deeper.

As I have read poems of others here, I am very pleased with the beauty,
the passion, of the hearts that have posted them.

Thank you kindly,

~Lady Brawne
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Re: A Letter To My Beloved (John Keats)

Postby Saturn » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:06 am

Your poem is very passionate LadyBrawne; a woman's perspective of the agony, the ecstasy, and the pain of love is always welcome, and perhaps Fanny did feel something like that when she lost Keats.

Welcome to the forum and I hope to read more of your work in future.
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Re: A Letter To My Beloved (John Keats)

Postby Raphael » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:16 pm

I really like that- very moving. Poor Fanny must have been devastated and you capture some of this.I like the way you link diet, starvation and loss.
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

Peter Sanson, 1995.
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Re: A Letter To My Beloved (John Keats)

Postby PaulW » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:56 pm

Raphael wrote:I really like that- very moving. Poor Fanny must have been devastated and you capture some of this.I like the way you link diet, starvation and loss.


And it's voluptuous, too. i've a feeling Keats would have liked it.
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Re: A Letter To My Beloved (John Keats)

Postby Raphael » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:17 pm

PaulW wrote:
Raphael wrote:I really like that- very moving. Poor Fanny must have been devastated and you capture some of this.I like the way you link diet, starvation and loss.


And it's voluptuous, too. i've a feeling Keats would have liked it.


I think he might well have done- he did write very sensually and erotically after all!
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

Peter Sanson, 1995.
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