Aquarius: A Self-portrait and a poem
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
Are blowing, and the bright blue squills.
I walk down the patterned garden-paths
In my stiff, brocaded gown.
With my powdered hair and jeweled fan,
I too am a rare
Pattern. As I wander down
My dress is richly figured,
And the train
Makes a pink and silver stain …
From Patterns by Amy Lowell, born 9 February 1874
The complete set of 12 Zodiac signs in art and poetry is available for members.
If you’re not yet a member of The Oxford Astrologer, you can join here.