Davis, de Havilland, Flynn, Cagney, Bogart ...

Davis, de Havilland, Flynn, Cagney, Bogart ...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Haiku Competition -- Entry #3


Rochester's tortured soul and Jane's unwavering spirit gave Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine two of the best movie roles of their careers.  A moving tale of life's cruelty and love's redemption, worthy of poetry...


A pitiless world...
Passion denied...oh, Jane, Jane...
She hears his voice call...

*Jane Eyre (1944)*


This is an entry for the Best For Film Hollywood Haikus blogging competition. Enter now.

13 comments:

  1. Liking this one! But I am miffed at you because you got me started on these dang things and I can't stop!!!

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  2. Thanks, you guys! FlickChick, don't be miffed! If it makes you feel any better, I'm having the same problem!

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  3. I am now writing my shopping lists in haikus.

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  4. The old 5-7-5 has overtaken me too:

    Milk, bread, eggs and cheese...
    Mint chip ice cream, if you please...
    Steak and mushrooms - ahhh!

    God help us both! Obsession!!!!

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  5. Becky, your JANE EYRE haiku was so moving. You did a fine job of capturing the essence of the film's yearning romanticism!

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  6. Dorian, I'm glad to hear you say that. This version of Jane Eyre is my favorite...especially the stormy scene in the garden when Rochester asks Jane to marry him. Incredible romanticism!

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  7. Yes, this poem would never fit the new incredibly dull Jane Eyre. If I had seen the current version first, I wouldn't have spent my life looking for Mr. Rochester!

    Amy

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  8. great haiku and this was the ONLY version of JANE EYRE 'til recently!!!

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  9. when that day does come,
    and all our sorrow is gone,
    speak kindly sir once!!

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  10. Amy, you are so right -- that search never came true for me. Probably because Rochester was a solitary homebody, so am I, and we never met because we are both at home! LOL!

    Doc, I like your haiku a lot. This was certainly the best Jane Eyre, but there have been several over the years. I heard that the new one is pretty stinko...

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  11. Becks,
    You're on a roll with these great Haiku's and heres hoping you will do one for Cat On a Hot Tin Roof or Bringing Up Baby for yours truly. : )
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