Yesterday was April 1, the first day of National Poetry Month 2014. In thinking back over the day I remembered that the lines ‘Like the dew on the fountain/ Like the foam on the river/ Like the bubble on the fountain/ Thou art gone, and forever!’ from Sir Walter Scott were quoted in the film John and I watched last night, Persuasion. This overlap seems entirely perfect: Yesterday was the turn-in date for my final assessment essay (for which I chose Pride and Prejudice as a text) and also the first day of National Poetry Month. To have Austen and poetry coincide is simply lovely.
I shall leave you with this link to the entire poem (which is book-length), The Lady of the Lake, by SWS.