Austin by David Barber


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Post May 24, 2011, 04:03:50 PM

Austin by David Barber

She liked to dance, and when younger, flirted,
But now she is sitting. That is her
In the rose muslin, with the small, straight mouth.
Tom Lefroy, you recall, was snatched away
When his family sensed a profitless
Attachment. She makes light, but suffers still.


I must admit that, much to the shagrin of my daughter, I've watched and read Pride and Prejudice many times. This is an interesting poem in that the author seems to give the reader an invitation to walk right up to Jane Austin and introduce yourself - a worth-while diversion indeed. What would one say? - give encouragement, perhaps.

I found the poem well-played and moving. Good job.
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Post May 25, 2011, 07:30:56 AM

Re: Austin by David Barber

I like it. Sort of reminds me of the movie TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

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Post June 04, 2011, 01:44:53 PM

Re: Austin by David Barber

Unfortunately I have not read any of her writings to properly appreciate this poem. However, even from the distance of ignorance, I like high content density in poems.

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