in ladies slippers
to walk through clover;
dressed in being
with tortoiseshell adornment
all the fashion –
its blush lasting
only as long as
~ DM Denton
… she began believing there might be a different future for her, one full of tenderness and affection. It was still unclear but not uncorroborated, not since those summer solstice days that encouraged a touch and trust and thoughts of what more a next meeting might offer.
~ from Without the Veil Between, Anne Bronte: A Fine and Subtle Spirit
To those who have read Without the Veil Between or are aficionados of Anne Brontë, can you guess what/who might have prompted Anne to believe her future could be full of tenderness and affection?
summer or winter
depending on where in the world
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