"Wilt thou give up thy garter, oh fairest of the fair”? Anne, nobody speaks that way...He never lets a girl get a word in edgewise. In real life she’d have pitched him.” Is Gilbert right? Is love poetry too sappy? Read some of the greatest love poetry of all time!
i love the anne movies. partly because i am head over heels for gilbert blythe, partly because i identify a lot with anne, and mostly because l.m. montgomery is wonderful and the anne books (and Sullivan's movies!) are magical.
When Gilbert came the next afternoon he found Anne waiting for him, fresh as the dawn and fair as a star, after all the gaiety of the preceding night. She wore a green dress—not the one she had worn to the wedding, but an old one which Gilbert had told her at a Redmond reception he liked especially. Gilbert, glancing at her sideways as they walked along a shadowy woodpath, thought she had never looked so lovely. It was as if he had put boyhood behind him forever. -Anne of the Island