Blurb: In Austen's day, Darcy was the original bae. To the tune of the Christmas Carol, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."

I have also posted this on another site.

I've Heard It Said


I've heard it said in Austen's day

That Darcy was the original bae.

And wild and sweet

The words repeat,

"I've ardently admired you!"


But time has passed. The day has come

That brooding glares are dull and dumb.

We want our leads

With studly deeds,

Not passively admiring you.


And so I thought, romance is dead;

"It's sex, and then more sex," I said,

"For lust is strong

And mocks the song

Of ardently admiring you."


Then pealed the forums long and loud:

"Don't be a prude. Don't act so proud.

Give what we stan

Write what a man

Who's violently in love will do."


I love the original song. The message is very soothing even (especially) when you are tired of the good fight and feel like things are getting worse.

But I'll admit that I first read P&P when I was less than half my current age. And it took me years to realize that "he expressed himself on the occasion as sensibly and as warmly as a man violently in love can be supposed to do," meant more than just speaking loudly and excitedly. SMH.

Insert self-promotion here. If you enjoyed this piece, I have posted a number of Austen carols on my account. Feel free to read, write a comment, it even leave a heart.