Audrey Hepburn’s Favorite Poem. (She would have been 88, today)

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on May 4, 2014
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She would have been 88, today.

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Unending Love

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
Its ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time:
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers, shared in the same
Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell-
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man’s days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours –
And the songs of every poet past and forever.

~ By this Gentleman, as mentioned below.


One more!

audrey hepburn


Read by her screen love, Gregory Peck.



When the British actress was making her 1959 film Green Mansions, directed by then-husband Mel Ferrer, the animal trainer on the set suggested that she take her on-screen sidekick, a baby deer, home with her so that he would learn to follow her. Audrey's inner calmness was perfect, and the deer thought she was her mother. Nicknamed 'Ip', the deer would cuddle Audrey and accompany her to the supermarket in Beverley Hills.




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7 Responses to “Audrey Hepburn’s Favorite Poem. (She would have been 88, today)”

  1. Katherine says:

    Would have been much more powerful if the authority of the article had named the author of the poet. As a writer I find this really bad form. Someone write that poem. I would very much like to know who

  2. solfulsoul says:

    that that love, made so far away with words,
    could rise up in any moment, any time,
    with any primrose painted picture,
    sky so wide, or horizon vast
    is power to prove
    reason will move—
    but I'd rather stay where I am
    where simple sounds and colors,
    even as I close my eyes to sleep alone,
    live through me, wrapping, closely, all our worlds.

    "pure, together"

  3. Joanespring says:

    It might have been nice to credit the writer – Rabindranath Tagore

  4. charlotteoften says:

    How lovely!

    Also, at the end of the poem, click "By this gentleman, as mentioned below" and you're linked to a Wikipedia post on Tagore.

  5. Ana says:

    Audrey Hepburn, Belgian! Born in Belgium to a Dutch mother and a British father…

  6. Donna Boboch says:

    Poem ~ most profoundly inspiring and beautiful ~ as was Audrey ~ whose favorite it was. She was one of a kind ~ there will never be another to equal the uniqueness of the movie star or the woman ~ that was Audrey Hepburn. It's also good and proper to credit the poet of this, one of the greatest poems on love: Unending Love ~ by Tagore. Thank you, joanespring!

  7. Sandra says: