You are absoluetly correct!!
Posted by Shannon on November 13, 1997 at 20:45:08:
In response to is it Marianne?, written by Arnessa on November 12, 1997 at 18:45:38
] ] A prophet that, Cassandera-like,
] ] Tells truth without belief;
] ] For headstrong youth will run his race,
] ] Although his goal be grief:
] ] Love's martyr, when his heat is past,
] ] Proves Care's confessor at the last.
] I think the third stanza could refer to Marianne, no? Her headstrong youth had to run its race before she could learn to love Brandon.
] By the way, Shannon, I love this poem. Thanks for posting. I think there are so many poems that could relate to this story, and often when I read poetry I think of JA characters. It would be neat if we could share poetry we really like.
Oh no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
(I love Brandon, but part of me still wishes Willoughby would have been able to "look on tempests and never be shaken." It is so sad, he had no strength)
I may post another poem later(this Post is far too long as it is). I would love to hear any of your favorite poems that remind you of JA characters(and/or any poems that we can talk about in Ramble).
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