misssylviadrake (misssylviadrake) wrote,


Two months since I last wrote here.  I don't want to lose this space by not writing here (it's the source for many of the older pictures on Reveries Under the Sign of Austen, Two) so for today, a favorite poem from which I took what was my first epigraph for this blog, a list of some of the blogs I've bee writing on Wordpress, and a still from a new favorite Austen movie: yes I've returned to my book A Place of Refuge: The Jane Austen film Canon:

There's a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons –
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes –

Heavenly Hurt, it gives us –
We can find no scar,
But internal difference –
Where the Meanings, are –

None may teach it – Any –
'Tis the seal Despair –
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the Air –

When it comes, the Landscape listens –
Shadows – hold their breath –
When it goes, 'tis like the Distance
On the look of Death –

--Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)


See Ellen and Jim have a blog two

Le Weekend

Breaking Bad

Michael Gorra on Henry James


Reveries under the Sign of Austen, Two

Downton Abbey

Season5TomandSarah (Custom)
Tom Branson (Allen Leech, while he's lost his socialism alas he picks a schoolteacher) and Sarah Bunting (Daisy Lewis) in the image I recall from the end of Little Women: Jo March and Mr Bhauer kissing under his umbrella -- from the coming fifth season

Rebecca Mead's My Life in Middlemarch

Tony Tanner's Jane Austen

Pierre Goubert's Jane Austen

Under the Sign of Sylvia, Two

A year has passed -- what it's like

Sunday Poetry: With a Cat on my shoulder -- though the dark trees/down to the lake

Previously Married Women

Whatever became of Borders and other tales


Some verses by me:

He was thrown away.
What am I to do?

I carry on,
I exist as best I can  without him.

ElizabethatTemple (Custom)

I've been studying Howtidi's Death Comes to Pemberley and love Anna Maxwell Martin's performance as Elizabeth: I've bonded -- here she is at a temple on the Pemberley gronds disquieted over where she finds herself in her life, how others behave ...

Tags: downtonabbey, film adaptation, henry james, jane austen films, jim's death, listserv life, other blogs, poetry, widowhood, women's films, writing life

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