Dorothy Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington
Duchess of Wellington
Dorothy Wellesley (30 July 1889 – 11 July 1956), styled Lady Gerald Wellesley between 1914 and 1943, was an English socialite, author, poet and literary editor. She was born Dorothy Violet Ashton at Maidenhead.
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- Sun-blistered ships on opal seas,
Pacific stars split round the skies,
What have I now to do with these
Who know the wonder of your eyes?
- Poem: Winter Flame
- And elm-trees, massed like ostrich feather plumes,
Are streaked and shot with fire.
- Poem: Lost Lane