Paul Laurence Dunbar – 1872-1906
By the stream I dream in calm delight, and watch as in a glass,
How the clouds like crowds of snowy-hued and white-robed maidens pass,
And the water into ripples breaks and sparkles as it spreads,
Like a host of armored knights with silver helmets on their heads.
And I deem the stream an emblem fit of human life may go,
For I find a mind may sparkle much and yet but shallows show,
And a soul may glow with myriad lights and wondrous mysteries,
When it only lies a dormant thing and mirrors what it sees
With warmest wishes for the coming winter and hopeful thoughts that 2021 will bring us all much light and sparkle.
Thank you for all your support throughout 2020. With your help, Laura’s Loom has donated a total of £2250.00 to the Cumbria Community Foundation. The CCF have now raised over £1.5 million for their COVID-19 appeal, providing much needed services to many many groups and individuals throughout Cumbria during this difficult year. I couldn’t have done my bit without the farmers who supply my wool, the scourers, spinners, dyers, weavers, knitters and cloth finishers who help me turn my wool into fabulous products, and my customers who buy those products for themselves and their loved ones. I love what I do and I love that you love what I do.