He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.
Taken from the incredibly moving poem ‘Funeral Blues’ (1938) by gifted poet WH Auden.
I first heard this poem on the big screen while watching 4 Weddings and a Funeral. A movie moment from so long ago that I will always cherish. Just beautiful. Thanks for reminding me.
I listened to a radio show yesterday where they got a few of the major people involved in the film and it reminded me of this poem. Some great anecdotes. What are your other most memorable moments of the film?
The Crocodile Rock dance scene, when he leaves Duck Face at the alter, and the rain scene btwn Andy McDowel and Hugh Grant. I love that movie.
It is such a great film. I love Hugh Grant when he’s at the wedding reception and keeps being awkward ha.
That’s great too! “you’re turning into a kind of serial monogamist.” 🙂
That’s a way to start my morning . . . .
It really is so moving. I also think rain should be banned on Mondays btw ha.
Totally agreed. 🙂
They used this in Four Weddings and a Funeral didn’t they – I remember thinking at the time it was a beautiful poem.
It really is 🙂