Notes from Dreamland…

I found this fascinating article from an 1855 Godey’s Lady’s Book written by a “fairy wife” to her husband.  The tone, the mood, and the etherealness of the poem reminded me of the darkness that often was apart of Victorian society.  Not often would we modern women open up Better Homes and Gardens to read a death poem, yet in 1850’s death was a large part of life.   I love poetry and the flowery-ness of the lyrics are moving and makes me wish for the art of writing to reappear into our modern society.  I hope you all enjoy the lovely darkness of “Notes from Dreamland.”


Painting: James McNeill Whistler: “Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl” (1862)