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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... Seamus Heaney A Bed ofMint Lorna Goodison The Rosmarie branch Robert Herrick Rosemary Marianne Moore Thyme Flowering Among Rocks Richard Wilbur LAURACEAE: LAUREL FAMILY Cinnamon Roots Seni Seneviratne Occasioned by Seeing a Walk of.
Cinnamon Roots Seni Seneviratne Occasioned by Seeing a Walk of Bay-trees Mildmay Fane, Earl of Westmorland Avocado Plant Christopher Middleton LEGUMINOSAE: PEA FAMILY The Acacias of Gaborone City, Botswana Jack Mapanje Thorn Trees Basil ...
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'.
In her poem 'Cinnamon Roots' the Sri Lankan poet Seni Seneviratne describes how the rare spices native to her homeland first lured European traders there, a move which later led to the establishment of plantations and to the island's ...
In this case these post-colonial poets use their local flora as a subtle means of identifying their 'roots', of asserting their special, particular place in the world — much as John Clare was ...