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A poem needs understanding through the senses,’ John Keats (Ben Whishaw) tells Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) in Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009). ‘The point of diving into a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore,’ he says,
'Bright Star': '... all ye need to know'? What is the 'context' of a poem? Keith Davidson has been re-reading Keats