O May I Join the Choir Invisible. 2016. Hand embroidery on linen. 13.5 x 11 in. (34.3 x 27.9 cm)

O may I join the choir invisible
Of those immortal dead who
         live again
In minds made better by
         their presence; live
In pulses stirred to generosity,
In deeds of daring rectitude,
         in scorn
For miserable aims that end
         with self
In thoughts sublime that
         pierce the night like stars
. . .

         — George Eliot, “O May I
Join the Choir Invisible”