Featured Work: The Art of Tea, Textiles, and Other Commodities

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Ladies of this New World colony,
Leave the gentlemen to stuffy committees.
We all agree that Mother England has built a wall.
The fairer sex will brew Liberty tea and have a homespun ball.

To the back of the wardrobe, push your satins and silks.
Yarn, wool, flax, and hemp will be more of our ilk.
Set the spinning wheel a’humming and clicking of the loom.
Better to be a blooming wild Apothecary Rose than hard, hollow gems scattered about
the drawing room.

Instead of a formal, staid minuet, strike up a lively reel.
With each independent movement, we will reinforce how we feel.
Maybe Colonel Washington will be available for a dance or two.
We can converse with Martha about the next anti-British riot and other boycotting news.

Ladies of this New World colony,
Leave the gentlemen to stuffy committees.
We all agree that Mother England has built a wall.
The fairer sex will brew Liberty tea and have a homespun ball!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jodi Adamson, retail pharmacist by day, finds time to write, read, design and sew costumes, collect assorted tv and movie memorabilia, and take care of two cats and a yorkiepoo. Her writing can be found in written and electronic literary journals, anthologies, and also the self published The Ten Commandments for Pharmacists, illustrated by Stacey Hopson. Her costumes have won several state and national awards. She is a proud member of the Atagi Chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution which inspired the poem seen here.