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Well, the whole idea behind the movie is somewhat similar in theme to The Great Gatsby, where your perception of how something was or should be never meets its expectations. In American Beauty, one of the characters finds the opposite, where everything is so intensely beautiful in every moment it is too much to bear. The rest of the characters maintain the Gatsby theme. That tells you little about the actual movie, but its just a facet of the theme.
Finding such profound concepts in such insignificant things, as in the poem, reminded me of American Beauty.
No I haven't seen that one. Why does this poem remind you of it?
That poem reminds me of American Beauty-- have you seen it? One of my favorite movies.
I am not a poetry aficionado, but here is one of my favorites:
From William Blake - Auguries of Innocence
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
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