Henry Lea Twisleton
Biography of Henry Lea Twisleton
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.
Henry Lea Twisleton's Works:
`Poems in the Craven Dialect', by T. Twisleton,
with poems by H. L. Twisleton (Settle, 1876).
`Poems' (Wellington, N.Z., 1895).
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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!