Sensible Prejudice | Poetry Prompt

This week marks Jane Austen’s 240th birthday. You can read about her and an archive of her books on her official web site. I thought it would be fun to do a wordle in honor of one of the most famous lines in literature:

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife

This the first line of Pride and Prejudice Let’s write a poem using those lines:












There are 11 words and I challenge you to use at least 7 of them. I hope these words bring you inspiration and something new comes forth. I’d love for you to share. Either post your link in the comments or backlink your post to this one. Is December treating you well? I hope so. I look forward to your poems!

4 thoughts on “Sensible Prejudice | Poetry Prompt

  1. A Sussex Cry

    Anst upon a time fate liquefied in a single reigning moon goddess
    And with a lithe touch she descends upon a man
    To be his unholy wife and cog and nurt him
    At every twilight, beyond the mortal fortunes of eternity
    In appleterre’s heart
    The thirteen heavens acknowledge their amost good deeds
    Concealing their clogue fabled in verses, pride and trust
    The cobbling Chaos enshrouds their nothingness
    Blessing them with rather bettermost of vices and prejudices
    To be enacted all-on and amakin.
    In a single timmersome verse,
    Written anewst the allus,
    This man’s quill abroad and anywhen:
    “Bide whist! To one and all I want to say
    I cry possession of the goddess moon that cropped
    While I was a-bed!
    The crownation will take place wunst in the weald
    And will be carried out by their Heathen Holiness
    The vady crust-hungry kisses!”

    ©18 December 2015 Vlad Teodor Petcu @ Visele unui insomniac


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