Hello everyone of you, welcome, welcome!
Tonight, for Day 10 of my found poetry marathon through this glorious month of NanoPoblano, my poetic duet partner is Austin Powers!
Wait a minute…who has been tampering with my cue cards? It’s not Austin Powers!
I meant to say my partner in rhyme is of Pride & Prejudice fame, Jane Austen!
(Sorry Austin, you’ll have to take your mojo elsewhere for the time being but thanks for the memories all the same).
In the end, I went with “When Stretch’d on One’s Bed” by Jane Austen (because who doesn’t like their nice soft warm beds and sleep…fools that’s who!) as my foundation inspiration.
I have also posted the whole poem below for your convenience too.
“When Stretch’d on One’s Bed” by Jane Austen
When stretch’d on one’s bed
With a fierce-throbbing head,
Which precludes alike thought or repose,
How little one cares
For the grandest affairs
That may busy the world as it goes!
How little one feels
For the waltzes and reels
Of our Dance-loving friends at a Ball!
How slight one’s concern
To conjecture or learn
What their flounces or hearts may befall.
How little one minds
If a company dines
On the best that the Season affords!
How short is one’s muse
O’er the Sauces and Stews,
Or the Guests, be they Beggars or Lords.
How little the Bells,
Ring they Peels, toll they Knells,
Can attract our attention or Ears!
The Bride may be married,
The Corse may be carried
And touch nor our hopes nor our fears.
Our own bodily pains
Ev’ry faculty chains;
We can feel on no subject besides.
Tis in health and in ease
We the power must seize
For our friends and our souls to provide.
Finally, here is my poem inspired by the marvellous words of Jane Austen, so have a little read and hope you all enjoy it.
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“The Power Our Friends And Our Souls Provide” by David Ellis
When a fierce thought cares
For the grandest of affairs
The world feels loving concern
To learn what hearts, minds, dines on is one’s muse
They attract our attention
May our hopes, fears, feel in ease
The power our friends and our souls provide.
Still want more? Then check out other Day 10 posts from fellow NanoPoblano participants below!