A #FlashbackFriday February Poem Share (plus background supporting the likely metaphorical nature of today’s poetry selection).
Not yet sunshine, in the air;
Tingling secrets hidden everywhere,
Each at watch for each;
Sap within the hillside beech,
Not a leaf to see.
Katharine Harris Bradley & Edith Emma Cooper
(They, as Michael Field)
Katherine Harris Bradley and niece Edith Emma Cooper wrote poetry together, and their name Michael Field “was their way of declaring their inseparable oneness”.
FURTHER FLASHBACK READING
Awareness: The Year 1893 in LGBT Rights
Washington, United States
Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment):
Responding to STATE v. PLACE, the Washington State Legislature adopted the common law definition of “crimes against nature” and established a penalty of “imprisonment at hard labor in the state penitentiary for not less than ten nor more than fourteen years” upon conviction of sodomy.EQUALDEX
List of American Films of the 1890s
American modernist poet Dorothy Parker born 1893
Featured photo via CC0 @Hippopx.