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Roman Holiday

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 6:54 am
by avocawest
There is a poem sited in the movie 'roman holiday' by
Audrey Heburn.
She insits it is a poem by John Keats, while the other male actor denies and insists that it is by Percy B. Shelly.
here is the poem,:

Does anybody know whose poem this is for sure?
and if yes,what is the title?

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Arethusa arose from her couch of snows, in the Akraceronian Mountains.

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 8:25 am
by Credo Buffa
Uh. . . couldn't say, since I haven't seen that movie in many, many years. Is there any way you can post the text?

post the text?

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 2:16 pm
by avocawest
Im rather confused here, i have posted the dialouge in the first
post. she only states about one sentence.
do you mean a whole poem? if that is the case, im afraid i wouldnt know...

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 2:57 pm
by dks
Although the lines have been changed a bit (probably for the movie) that poem is by Shelley--called "Arethusa"--published in 1820 in a volume with other famous poems by him, including "The Hymn of Pan" and "Song of Proserpine." :wink:

awesome!

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 3:13 pm
by avocawest
awesome dks.
thanks so much.
i thought it might be shelly, since it is even said in the movie,
but since i was trying to get to the original quote of the poem, it is nice to know that the poem had been altered a bit for the movie.
i ll have to check it out.

Re: awesome!

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 4:30 pm
by dks
avocawest wrote:awesome dks.
thanks so much.
i thought it might be shelly, since it is even said in the movie,
but since i was trying to get to the original quote of the poem, it is nice to know that the poem had been altered a bit for the movie.
i ll have to check it out.


You're very welcome. Shelley truly accessed the ghosts in the hall everytime he wrote, wouldn't you say? :wink: