Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Click here to download a PDF version. It is scanned sideways so you can print it out on A4 - though the odd line may be clipped. Princess Helena, (Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein) daughter of Queen Victoria, founded the School in 1872 to train young women and to give employment to skilled needlewomen who lacked business experience.
Only a man harrowing clods
In a slow silent walk
With an old horse that stumbles and nods
Half asleep as they stalk.
Only thin smoke without flame
From the heaps of couch-grass;
Yet this will go onward the same
Though Dynasties pass.
Yonder a maid and her wight
Come whispering by:
War's annals will cloud into night
Ere their story die.
And maybe one could write a poem about needleworkers in this vein?
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 22:47