A Damsel with a Dulcimer (Coleridge). 2017. Hand embroidery on linen, 28.5 x 22.75 in. (71.1 x 61 cm).


A Damsel with a Dulcimer
In a vision once I saw:
It was an Abyssinian Maid,
And on her Dulcimer she play’d
Singing of Mount Amara.
Could I revive within me
Her Symphony of Song,
To such a deep Delight ’twould win me,
That with Music loud and long
I would build that Dome in Air,
That sunny Dome! those Caves of Ice!

       Kubla Khan

              1797 —
                     S. T. Coleridge