Mary Poppins: The Sequel
Laura Lee - July 22, 2018

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

Sometimes sequels and reboots get criticized,  however many fans are overjoyed about the new Mary Poppins soon to be released.  It’s been in the process for a while now, and an entire 54 years have passed since the original came out.

 

 

Disney’s original plan was to have the sequel released by Christmas 2018, however they have recently announced that it will be coming out an entire week earlier (December 19th, 2018).  This way we won’t have to leave our families on Christmas to go see the premiere.

 

The movie sounds and looks amazing, especially since Emily Blunt will be playing Mary Poppins. No one will ever be as legendary as Julie Andrews, but we’re sure she still will great.

 

Lin-Mannuel Miranda will be playing the role of Jack, a lamplighter. His career has truly grown in the past few years with Hamilton and his Oscar nomination.  But wait, it gets even better. Meryl Streep will also be starring in the new movie, as Mary’s cousin, Topsy Turvy Poppins.  Angela Landsbury will be the Balloon Lady,  and Colin Furth will be the president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank.
 
Based on the trailer, the movie looks spectacular.