As I lay my head back some fall into place,
To the stars I refer up in magical space,
Straight ahead I see Saturn, to my left the north star,
Moving my head to the right the southern cross not so far,
A guy I'd met pointed these out to me,
As we lay in the sand pointing heels to the sea,
I wish he'd stayed longer, so much more to take in,
Perhaps that night's limits were shown by the size of my grin,
I have laid down with others all dying to learn,
About the wild nights while the Earth makes it's turn,
I feel like I've tasted a piece of the sky,
And now when I look up I see blueberry pie.
Also by a Lady.
2017 celebrates 200 years since Jane Austen's death and for those who are just discovering Austen, like me, it might come as a shock that for an author that is still so relevant two centuries after her death she had little recognition while still alive . Her first book, Sense and Sensibility was published anonymously – By a Lady – in 1811 and received two brief and polite reviews. Pride and Prejudice, that to date features in every "must read" and "most loved" book list, was first published in 1813 and brought her little fame during her lifetime.
Jane Austen's reputation only started to change when, in 1869, her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh wrote 'A Memoir of Jane Austen' introducing her to a new...