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Charlotte Brontë's CorsetKatrina Naomi, the first writer-in-residence at the Brontë Parsonage Museum as part of its Contemporary Arts programme, has fulfilled many a Brontëite's dream: she has spent time at the Brontë Parsonage having all sorts of Brontëana items brought to her from the collection. She has been allowed to (carefully and with gloved hands) interact with them and just be inspired by them. We are not poets at BrontëBlog, but we do think that if there's anything by which we could be inspired, Brontë items and surroundings are the very thing to do the trick.
by Katrina Naomi
Brontë Society Publications
19 April 2010
... And I do knowAs indeed we all have. But this collection serves to humanise the Brontës and see them as at home as possible. Katrina Naomi reports that judging from Charlotte Brontë's dainty boots she seems to have pronated, that a flimsy piece of paper written by Anne less than two months before she died was last valued at 180,000 pounds and that the Brontës' toy lion looks like 'he's been tortured'.
I've made your tiny body so much larger
than in life. . .
Who would study curling tongs when there'sAnd we freely admit to being glad she didn't, though she did write a little about some such things too.
Brontë letters, poems and manuscripts?
All those things I ought to write about
but can't quite turn my hand to.