I went to a movie a couple days ago, Bright Star. It was a beautiful depiction of the life of John Keats, the luminary of romantic poetry. This particular poem was quoted in the movie and it stirred my blood so deeply. I would encourage anyone who loves romance to find where this movie is showing within a 200 mile radius and take your heart's companion.
Read and weep....
by John Keats
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.