Pride and Prejudice in Haiku

The past several days I’ve been at the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Minneapolis, MN. Fascinating lectures, workshops—and even a ball! I was having so much fun I didn’t have time to post my haiku each day. So, in a whirl of syllables that take me to the end of September Heights, I present Pride and Prejudice in Haiku (using the last several days of prompts and reusing a few from earlier in the month).

It's the Netherfield Ball (aka 2013 JASNA AGM Ball)! Look at all the pretty Regency dresses. The men suit up nicely too.

It’s the Netherfield Ball (aka 2013 JASNA AGM Ball)!
Look at all the pretty Regency dresses! The men suit up nicely, too. 🙂

Den (25)

Mr. Bennet reads;

ignores his wife, daughters, and

financial planning.

Decision (9)

Darcy spurns Lizzie

at Meryton, then changes

his mind—her fine eyes.

Mother (29)

“I’m quite determined,

Mother!” Lizzie visits sick

Jane at Netherfield.

Gold (27)

Bingley, single man

possessing a good fortune,

wants Jane as his wife.

Silver (3)

At Netherfield ball,

Darcy and Lizzie fence—a

parry with each step.

Dread (17)

Mr. Collins asks

Lizzie, but marries Charlotte—

match made for Rosings.

Tradition (11)

Bingley wants to ask

Jane, but Darcy says no deal—

her poor connections!

Salt (26)

Mr. Darcy asks

Lizzie, puts salt in her wounds—


Pillow (28)

Wickham, Lydia

elope—Mrs. Bennet keeps

to her bed. Poor nerves!

Crooked (30)

Darcy exposes

Wickham’s character, saves poor

Lydia’s honor.

Dove (7)

Darcy reunites

Bingley and Jane; tries again

with Lizzie—success!


Haiku Heights has been hosting The September Heights, a haiku-a-day challenge with a daily word prompt to be used as a theme and/or in the haiku. Click through to check out all the haiku.

I’m still catching up on reading the last few days of haiku, but I promise I’ll read every single one! Thanks for all the fun, haiku-friends!

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