Friday, October 7, 2016

Susan Hawthorne #281 ladies of Llangollen

renowned for putting Llangollen on the map
the house of Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby
is a miniature film set    dark church carved wood
lines the rooms' walls stained glass windows
strain the dappling light of oaks and elms
their bed a four-poster and narrow
as the nineteenth century mores

twice they escaped their families dressed
as men jumped ship from Ireland
and never made it beyond Wales
but their fame went well before them
visited by politicians and poets
quietly they read and gardened and
inspired others by their simple way of life

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