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John Keats

Bright Star 

John Keats (1821)

 

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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Please join Mr Williams, the staff and the governors in wishing all our amazing year 6 pupils a huge, heartfelt farewell. We will miss you and wish you every success at your new school. Everyone else, see you back on 25 August 2021; we wish you a restful summer break. Any questions over the break, then as usual, email the school.
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