sense and (non)sensibility

With my sincere apologies to the venerable Jane Austen,

but it seems that “Colonel” James Bond is planning nuptials!


Scan 4

pretend, deny it,

you know everybody talks,

i heard of it in town.

my dear, upon my honour,

i met Colonel Bond and

he told me of it directly.


you surprise me,

surely must be

mistaken intelligence;

even if true…not what

i expect Colonel B. to do.


but, i assure you,

it so happened.

when he began talking

of one thing and another,

i said: so, Colonel,

i hear word (you) are

going to be married,

is it true?


and what did the Colonel say?


oh, he did say it certain…


i declare!  Mr. B. is well, i hope?


oh, quite well and

uncommonly charming;

it is a pity he should be

so in love with your sister.

you may tell your sister she

is a monstrous girl to get him.


upon my honour,

nothing can be good

enough for her, i assure you!



Linking with d’Verse and Bjorn’s Blackout challenge!



17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Prajakta
    Jan 11, 2015 @ 09:51:23

    This was really interesting with those quirks!


  2. Glenn Buttkus
    Jan 10, 2015 @ 12:58:56

    So very clever & fun & imaginative, this; gratitude, applause, kudos, accolades abound, & rightfully so; no “shaken but not stirred” passage, but still, your creative juxtaposition of the centuries in Britain is wonderful.


  3. ManicDdaily
    Jan 10, 2015 @ 08:34:57

    Ha! Super charming! I wanted to do this but have not had a chance to get a text I felt was suitable. This worked so well as it is commentary on the text as well. Thanks! k.


  4. wolfsrosebud
    Jan 10, 2015 @ 07:39:27

    interesting how you turned this around


  5. Poet Laundry
    Jan 10, 2015 @ 01:23:18

    Quite enjoyable read, Lynn!


  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 16:45:16

    Ah you found that hidden Mr Bond.. Like a movie twisted right back


  7. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 11:53:09

    Skillfully done to write this in dialogue–I love the inclusion of Colonel Bond and, no, I can’t imagine him tied down to one woman. Ha!


  8. othermary15
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 10:55:08

    Haha – I love your mix of Brits here! This is delightful!


  9. Mary
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 10:25:51

    This is very clever. The words you chose told their own unique story. I wonder what Jane Austen would think of the twist of plot.


  10. Gabriella
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 09:40:32

    This is great, Lynn. I enjoyed the witty tone.


  11. georgeplace2013
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 09:02:18

    This was so much fun. I’m sure Jane would agree.


  12. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 08:10:25

    Oh, that was lots of fun!


  13. Grace
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 07:09:59

    I admire the modern twist to the classic story (I also watched the movie)~ I do declare this to be a charming post, smiles ~


  14. bmiller007 (@bmiller007)
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 06:01:57

    ha. so you took this from a bond book? i must admit i am a sucker for a bond film….sounds like he might need a bit of luck with the sister…ha


    • lynn__
      Jan 09, 2015 @ 06:09:27

      Austen’s book (p.77) referred to a “Bond-street” and a “Colonel Brandon”…i abbreviated and took it from there (imagine Bond married to one woman!) 🙂


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