We have a new display in celebration of autumn and the harvest. It features a wide variety of corn art created by Gillian Nott. The pieces are truly beautiful and look fantastic on Marti Dean's stag's head. This 'kern babby' has this poem near it.
Corn Dolly Poem (by Minnie Lambeth)
"Tis but a thing of straw" They say,
Yet even straw can sturdy be
Plaited into doll like me.
And in the days of long ago
To help the seeds once more grow
I was an offering to the gods.
A very simple way indeed
Of asking them to intercede
That barn and granary o'erflow
At harvest time, with fruit and corn
To fill again Amalthea's horn.