Seaside gusts of wind,
And a house in which we don’t live,
And the shadow of a cherished cedar
In front of a forbidden window…
Perhaps there is someone in this world
To whom I could send all these lines.
Well then! Let the lips smile bitterly
And a tremor touch the heart again.
Have you ever read any Anna Akhmatova?
I love her.
Really? Me too! I don't meet people who even know
who she is and I work in a book store.
I think she's great.
Me too. There's this poem--
Did this conversation come before or after we saw the house?
I think, before.
Seems too coincidental that way.
Joel and Clementine wander near some beach houses closed for the winter.
Do you know her poem that starts "Seaside gusts
of wind,/And a house in which we don't live...
Yeah, yeah. It goes "Perhaps there is someone in this
world to whom I could send all these lines"?
Yes! I love that poem. It breaks my heart. I'm so excited you know it.
(pointing to houses)
Look, houses in which we don't live.
This has to be from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a romantic/sci-fi film dealing with the nature of memory and the persistence of love. If you haven’t seen it, you should!