A few doors down from the London offices of The Vampire’s Wife in Holland Street lived Radclyffe Hall (1880–1943) an English poet and author, best known for the novel The Well of Loneliness, a groundbreaking work in lesbian literature. She lived there with sculptor Una Toubridge. What a wild and wonderful couple! Love, Susie x
On the Hill-Side
You lay so still in the sunshine,
So still in that hot sweet hour—
That the timid things of the forest land
Came close; a butterfly lit on your hand,
Mistaking it for a flower.
You scarcely breathed in your slumber,
So dreamless it was, so deep—
While the warm air stirred in my veins like wine,
The air that had blown through a jasmine vine,
But you slept—and I let you sleep.