|Peter Rabbit first came to life in a letter for a sick child.|
A book was born seven years later.
Rabbit in jacket, blue,
duck with bonnet -n- shawl.
of a talent refocused.
eye to microscope,
her images, theories
rejected for being a woman!
Illustrated greeting cards,
a modest income, obtained.
Fell in love with an "unthinkable" man,
a publisher, who died before they wed.
Pursued their dream,
purchased a farm,
but her parents "needed"
a household supervisor.
Peter Rabbit brought her fame,
her little books a success,
employed a keen eye upon her land,
natural science and conservation, at play.
Met another "trade" man, a solicitor,
defied her parents; became "Mrs. Lady Farmer",
who eventually preserved
4,000 acres purchased, protected
today by the National Trust.
Independent business woman, a feminist,
a stubborn rebel: a woman who refused to be defined.
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, September 14, 2012
If you Google "Beatrix Potter Lake District" and click on images, I can only imagine most people would love to loose themselves in her beloved "Lake District" and thanks to her, it is still there.
This is written for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Out of Standard with Izy": September's challenge: Rebel Girl!
This is certainly NOT my most eloquent write, I don't like it at all... but I so love this woman and wanted to bring her to the attention of IGWRT's challenge. I hope you learned something and are intrigued. If you haven't seen the movie, "Miss Potter", I found it to be fantastic and I highly recommend it: