Monday, December 6, 2010

Poem: The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen passed our way last night,
Between the darkness and the light,
And flowers from an enchanted star,
Fell showerlike from her flying car.

And silently through all the hours,
The trees have borne their magic flowers,
And now stand up with dauntless head,
To catch the morning’s gold and red.

by Dollie Radford in 1907

From  Biography of Dollie Radford

Caroline Maitland (1858 – 1920) was an English poet and writer. She married in 1883 Ernest Radford, and wrote as Dollie Radford. They had three children, one being Maitland Radford.

Her friends included Eleanor Marx, whom she knew through a Shakespeare reading group attended by Karl Marx, and Amy Levy. Her papers are housed at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA.
The illustration is by Milo Winter.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely poem! Snow Queen is one of my most favourite tales!