“Winter is the time for comfort,
for good food and warmth,
for the touch of a friendly hand
and for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home.”
Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell (1887 – 1964) was a British poet, who lived for much of her life with her governess. She wrote two successful books on Queen Elizabeth I of England and numerous pieces of poetry. Her readings were colorful events drawing criticism for her extravagant appearances loaded with jewelry, turbans and precious gowns.
Nevertheless, during World War II she wrote under the light of oil lamps as her house had no electricity. She showed great sweetness and kindness to her friends. Her relationship to her parents was strained. She never married.