They were three special Ladies
Friends, collaborators and lovers.
Living together for almost fifty years,
Devoted sisters, serfs and mothers.
They lived, laboured and loved
In a hamlet, betwixt church and stream.
Tending their garden, home and hopes,
Living the domestic and creative dream.
Edy was the catalyst,
A woman who lived to work.
Dutiful daughter, friend and lover,
Her duties she did not shirk.
Tony was the peacemaker,
Blessed with an artists perceptive eye
Gentle, even-tempered and humorous
Between two volatile lovers, she did lie.
Christopher was the agitator,
Passionate, demanding and romantic
In her bright red coat and tri-cornered hat.
She was dapper and rather pedantic.
The focus and drive these women shared,
Helped to change the course of history.
Their guardianship of their private lives
Ensures their love remains, a mystery.