I bring for you,

Aglint with dew

A little lovely dream

Design by Harry Clarke



This illustration was among at least 12 colour designs prepared by Clarke to accompany the poetry published in the 1920

Edition of The Year's at the Spring.


It was the sole illustration to accompany Sarojini Naidu's "Cradle-Song" and is associated with the following text:


I bring for you,

Aglint with dew

A little lovely dream.


Sarojini Naidu was a renowned Indian poet, in addition to being one of the leaders of the movement agitating for Indian

independence and emancipation of that nation's female population. The Nawab of Hyderabad was involved with securing

a scholarship for Naidu after reading her 1300 line poem, "The Lady of the Lake", and she subsequently gained admission to

King's College in England at the age of 16. Her poetry gained critical acclaim, but after a meeting with Mahatma Gandhi in

1916, she dedicated herself to social reform in her home country - at one point spending 21 months in prison arising from

her role in the non-violent independence movement. Following independence, she served as the first woman governor in

India, leading Uttar Pradesh.


The full text of Cradle-Song follows:


From groves of spice,

O'er fields of rice,

Athwart the lotus-stream,

I bring for you,

Aglint with dew

A little lovely dream.


Sweet, shut your eyes,

The wild fire-flies

Dance through the fairy neem;

From the poppy-bole

For you I stole

A little lovely dream.


Dear eyes, good-night,

In golden light

the stars around you gleam;

On you I press

With soft caress

A little lovely dream.


Clarke's illustration to accompany Naidu's work displays a most sympathetic understanding of Eastern influences.



Complete image

Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

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Detail (for reference)


Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: HC CS 12x18
Price: US$60.00


Reproduction on 18x24" sheet

Code: HC CS 18x24
Price: US$150.00


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