Today's prompt for the Thursday Think Tank is Books. My favorite is Little Women; I have read it many a time in the past couple of years. I always wanted to share my views on this book but felt I’d not be able to do justice to this splendid piece of literature. This is my poem inspired by the book and the character, Jo March. To read the other entries, go here. You can join in, too.
Beyond the placid horizon
Lies the world I dream.
I take not luxury with me,
But love and my esteem.
I have not buried the past
But outlined a new future.
The castles dangle up above
Till one marches on to conquer.
There, in the midst of the field
I shall meet my promise.
Time shall flare my trace
Beaming in the bliss.
By Vaishali Jain
Here's the synopsis taken from IMDb:
Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie.
Josephine March and her three sisters Margaret, Amy, and Beth grow up with their mother's guidance while their father fights in the American Civil War. The vivacious quartet are very close and happy despite limited means. Laurie Laurence, the well off boy next door, takes a liking to Jo, and his tutor John Brooke eyes older sister Margaret during a party. Margaret marries Mr. Brooke but Jo rejects Laurie's proposal and moves to New York for new adventures. When Beth starts to lose her battle with Scarlet Fever Jo returns to her deathbed. Sister Amy returns married to Jo's one true love, Laurie, and we wonder if she will ever find someone to replace him.