Henry Lea Twisleton

(9 November 1847 - 1900 / Winskill, near Settle, Yorkshire, England)

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Twisleton was a teacher and poet.

Born at Winskill, near Settle, Yorkshire, England, 9th November, 1847.
Arrived in New Zealand, September, 1876; since then engaged in bush work and teaching. The death date is a circa date. more »

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To A Cabbage Rose

Thy clustering leaves are steeped in splendour;
   No evening red, no morning dun,
Can show a hue as rich and tender
   As thine -- bright lover of the sun!

What wondrous hints of hidden glory,
   Of strains no human lips can sing;
What symbols rare of life's strange story,
   Dost thou from earth's dark bosom bring!

What elements have made thy sweetness,
   Thy glowing hue, thy emerald stem?
What hand has fashioned to completeness
   From tiny germ, thy...

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