Sunday, January 22, 2006

Tristan & Isolde

On the weekend, I went and saw this movie. Was it cheesy? Yes. Did it steal almost the entire plot theme from Arthurian legend? Yes. But did I enjoy it? Ya..I did. So there you go. Something about heros, legends and forbidden love. Anyway, as always in time period movies, there were anachronisms. One being that they quoted a poem that was written 1000 years later. The reason I mention it here? It was John Donne. Well at least all those 12-teens that went to see James Franco heard some amazing poetry.

From The Good Morrow

My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres
Without sharp north, without declining west?
Whatever dies, was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or thou and I
Love so alike that none can slacken, none can die

3 comments:

Kristina said...

Without hesitation, i would like to say that i admire the fact that you could pick that beautiful poem out, and have such a deep love for the poetry of J.D.
Drewlo, you are unmatched.
PS. glad to hear someone went to the movie other than to see James Franco with his shirt off.

Anonymous said...

James Franco takes his shirt off...why didn't someone tell me sooner?

Bec Shulba said...

wow sharelle -- your blog is always so edifying. i always learn something. but speaking of James Franco, have you seen Freaks and Geeks?