Flora Poetica: The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse
Random House, 11.01.2011 - 384 Seiten
This beautiful anthology brings together over 250 poems about flowers, plants and trees from eight centuries of writing in English, creating a rich bouquet of intriguing juxtapositions. Fourteenth-century lyrics sit next to poems of the twenty-first century; celebrations of plants native to the English soil share the volume with more exotic plant poetry.
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This period also marked the arrival in Europe of an astonishing number of new plant species — notably tulips, narcissi, hyacinths, crown imperials, irises, anemones and lilies — largely from the Levant as a result of the first political ...
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The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse Sarah Maguire. field or hedge maple Europe, including Britain Marianne Moore The Sycamore Against a gun-metal sky I saw.