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Bright Star

Rating: 3.7
Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art-
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors-
No- yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever- or else swoon to death.
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Poetic Sky 23 October 2020
My pick Of snow upon the mountains and the moors
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Sylvia Frances Chan 06 October 2020
(2) thus such a beautiful ode to the bright star. This classic sonnet is indescribably beautiful very romantic Sonnet, the most beautiful choice of Poem Hunter and Team to choose this Sonnet of a genius poet as The Classic Poem Of The Day. CONGRATULATIONS.5 stars
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Sylvia Frances Chan 06 October 2020
Ode to a bright star, such tender romantic and beautiful sentences: the journey of this ode is about the fallen mask of snow on the mountains and heath- still steadfast, still unchanging, kisses on the ripening breast of my beautiful love, To feel its soft fall and swelling forever
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Mahtab Bangalee 05 October 2020
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell, Awake for ever in a sweet unrest, Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath, And so live ever- or else swoon to death...........beautiful poem penned; there are the bright star living ever in the brightest poetic wisdom......
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Khairul Ahsan 05 October 2020
'Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast' - so beautiful!
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Glen Kappy 05 October 2020
Reading this poem again, after so long a time, reminds me why Keats is one on my favorite poets, why I still consider him second only to Shakespeare in writing sonnets and his superior in the lyricism in them. -GK
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Khairul Ahsan 05 October 2020
'No- yet still stedfast, still unchangeable, Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast, To feel for ever its soft fall and swell, Awake for ever in a sweet unrest' - so lovely lines to read!
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Harley White 05 October 2020
This poem is a true classic! It is a favorite by Keats of many, including me. At least, the audio here is not one of those robotic ones usually used.
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Suryendu Chaudhury 01 October 2020
The vison of a poet in a star like trance!
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Kumarmani Mahakul 13 April 2020
The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth's human shores, Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask Of snow upon the mountains and the moors-......touching expression. A beautiful poem composed by John Keats.
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