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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... Hughes Rhododendrons Kathleen Jamie The Rhodora Ralph Waldo Emerson EUPHORBIACEAE: SPURGE FAMILY The Woodspurge Dante Gabriel Rossetti FAGACEAE: BEECH FAMILY I Was Taught Three Jorie Graham Oxblood James Lasdun Loneliest of Trees, ...
... John Clare Evening Wheat Vikram Seth HYACINTHACEAE: HYACINTH FAMILY The Blue Bell is the Sweetest Flower' Emily Brontë Speirin Kathleen Jamie HYDRANGEACEAE: HYDRANGEA FAMILY Hydrangeas Moniza Alvi Mock Orange Louise Glück IRIDACEAE: ...
... ROSACEAE: ROSE FAMILY The Hawthorn Hedge Judith Wright The Haw Lantern Seamus Heaney 'Of Every Kinnë Tre' Anonymous Meadowsweet Kathleen Jamie The Strawberry Plant Ruth Pitter 'Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now' A. E. Housman The.
This mass transplantation from distant lands is the subject of Kathleen Jamie's poem 'Rhododendrons', which describes how the shrubs travelled from the Himalayas to Scotland, to take root in 'our slightly acid soil'.
Isabella Valancy Crawford (1850–87) surrounds a male lover with waterlilies in her extraordinary, erotic poem, 'The Lily Bed', and Kathleen Jamie's beautifully sensual Scots lyric, 'Speirin' ('Proposal') is an invitation to a man to ...