Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Rosalind Wyatt

Rosalind Wyatt loves words, spoken words , composing poetry, calligraphy and stitched words. My experience of stitching words is that it is a labour of love, patience and devotion. So as I am dipping a toe into Rosalind's work, I am going to choose her stitch love letter to share, please go and spend time with Rosalind's work it is wonderful.
I would have torn the stars from the heavens for your necklace.
I would have stripped the rose-leaves for your couch from all the trees.
I would have spoiled the east of its spices for your perfume.
the West of all its wonders to endower you with these.
I would have drained the oceans, to find the rarest pearl-drops.
And Melt them for your lightest thirst in ruby draughts of wine.
I would have dug for gold till the east was void of treasure, that, since you had no riches you
might freely take of mine.
I would have drilled the sun-beams to guide you through the day-time.
I would have caged the nightingales to lull you to your rest:
but love was all you asked for, in waking and in sleeping, and love I gave you sweetheart, at
my side and on my breast.
Lord Curzon- Viceroy of India to his wife (from the original Sanskrit/Indian love song).