Without a doubt John Keats is my favourite poet he has such a beautiful way with words that leave you captivated long after reading them.
This collection is divided into two diverse parts between the love letters and the poems. It was published to coincide with the release of Jane Campion’s film “Bright Star”.
Keats devotion to Fanny Brawne can be seen throughout this whole collection. During their short time together, Keats was inspired to write some of the most enduring and utterly beautiful poetry.
I almost wish we were butterflies and lived but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.
John Keats and Fanny Brawne’s love story shows that love never dies.
When it comes to Keats’ writing he creates pictures that are so vividly beautiful that its impossible not to be moved by them. The letters that appear in this collection were kept and treasured by Fanny until her death it was only then that they were past to her children. This collection is a beautiful window into the heart and soul of one of the greatest poets.
One of the devastating things is that Keats died without knowing what he was capable of and thinking that he was a complete failure.
Is there another life?…There must be, we cannot be created for this kind of suffering.
Keats’ story is poignant, beautiful, sad and proof that true love never dies. He talks about his love, his undying hope to see Fanny again and how even breathing is painful. No letters from Fanny appear within this collection because they were buried with Keats.
These letters and poems have become a gift to the world they are a beautiful testament to love, and a tribute to one of the finest poets in the English language.
If you have a love of poetry or just adventuring out into this part of the literature world then this collection is the perfect place to start.
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