Public Domain Poem for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: My Love by M. Hedderwick Browne


A Victorian poem titled "Mu Love," written by M. (Marie) Hedderwick Browne, and published in 1893. Here, the author compares the hardy personality of her love to various flowers and finds them wanting until she comes to the resilient and low-maintenance heather which she holds in high esteem. Here is how the poem goes:

I
My love is not like the rose,
Nor the languid lady-lily,
Nor the pansy, pensive-faced,
Nor the drooping "daffy-dilly."

II
She's not like the pale snowdrop,
Fears of frailty in us waking,
Nor the shrinking violet,
For the shade the sun forsaking.

III
I can only liken her
To the brave and bonnie heather --
Hardy, wholesome, and not made
For a hothouse or fine weather.

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Vintage Nature Poem for Crafts, Art Making, Scrapbooking or Card Making: Winter by Louise Bryant

A little-known, early 20th century poem written by journalist, activist and feminist Louise Bryant, entitled simply "Winter." Here is how it goes:

As inevitably
As the leaves fall,
So must the old
To bleak oblivion
Pass.

Shed no tear
For the dying year
Or that sublime decay
Which marks
The ignominious end
Of kings
And worn-out things.

Make way for spring!

While these look to be simple verses about nature on the surface, the words are also reflective of Bryant's socialist beliefs and Bolshevik sympathies. It is a beautifully illustrated poem, however, and would look lovely on a card. You are welcome to download the free high-res 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for your next craft, mixed media, scrapbooking or graphic design project here.

Portrait of Louise Bryant in 1913 by John Henry Trullinger (1870 - 1960)

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