John Keats

(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821 / London, England)

Bright Star - Poem by John Keats


Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art--
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
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Form: Sonnet


Comments about Bright Star by John Keats

  • (2/4/2010 1:44:00 AM)


    This is my take. After seeing the movie 'Bright Star' and crying through a good part of it, I'm feeling how deeply John Keats loved and how steadfast his lover was in her love. Facing death, he realized the splendor and magnificence of love and the limits of his own humanity to embrace her and her love. And yet there she was - forever - shining in the night, as patient as nature, moving as sacred waters - pure as new fallen snow. To feel that presence and feel her tender breath - What bliss! This man is after my heart and yours! (Report) Reply

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  • (2/3/2010 10:33:00 PM)


    Was he comparing his love to a bright star that he was unable to touch but to admire. Something he could only wish upon like a dream. So beautiful and I don't understand why his poetry wasn't appreciated in his time. I mean there was no tv, no radio, just books and letters for entertainment. Everything seemed so romantic in those days. How could you not appreciate the words of Keats. So young to die at 23 and have so much passion. (Report) Reply

  • (12/21/2009 10:03:00 PM)


    Imagine inspiring this beautiful sonnet... (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2009 12:44:00 PM)


    A marvelous sonnet! It moves, along with the 'moving waters' in the poem, to the wonderful closing couplet with its surprising and happy repetition of 'Still, still....' (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2009 11:53:00 AM)


    I feel ya john, if only you werent dead i would ask you why you wrote the first line the way you did but oh well (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2008 9:24:00 AM)


    cool poem like it got style! (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2008 2:29:00 AM)


    sweets and treats from Keats (Report) Reply

  • (4/30/2006 10:36:00 PM)


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  • (7/27/2005 3:51:00 PM)


    OH, Keats..you're another one I've missed...what a simply beautiful poem. (Report) Reply



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