Biography of Frances Cornford

Granddaughter of Charles Darwin, Frances Crofts Cornford enjoyed early success, yet in the course of time her fame waned. Her cheery rhymes and very simple at times phrases create a strange contrast with the meaning of the poems and her imagery. Cornford often discussed hardships of a woman’s life, she also turned to such topics as war and death in her later years.

Born: March 30, 1886
Cambridge, United Kingdom


Popular poems by Frances Cornford

  1. The Guitarist Tunes Up
  2. To A Lady Seen From The Train
  3. On Rupert Brooke

Frances Cornford death: 19 August 1960, Cambridge, United Kingdom