Watched the film ‘The Razor’s Edge’ for the 2nd time a couple of weeks ago. A wonderful film based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham.
I love the poem by Keats that Larry Darrell (Tyrone Powers) reads from a book he had given Sophie MacDonald (Anne Baxter) years earlier.before her life turned to tragedy. He is in her rented room going through her personal effects after learning she was murdered when he finds the book of poems and reads the one below.
‘The Day is Gone and All It’s Sweets are Gone.
~ John Keats
The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone!
Sweet voice, sweet lips, soft hand, and softer breast,
Warm breath, light whisper, tender semitone,
Bright eyes, accomplished shape, and lang’rous waist!
Faded the flower and all its budded charms,
Faded the sight of beauty from my eyes,
Faded the shape of beauty from my arms,
Faded the voice, warmth, whiteness, paradise -
Vanished unseasonably at shut of eve,
When the dusk holiday -or holinight
Of fragrant-curtained love begins to weave
The woof of darkness thick, for hid delight;
But, as I’ve read love’s missal through today,
He’ll let me sleep, seeing I fast and pray.