Instead of a Card: Poems about Gardens
This pamphlet is gorgeous both inside and out and can be sent as a substitue for a greeting card, or as a lovely little poetry book in its own right. Cover designers are created by leading contemporary artists and poems hand-picked to speak to every kind of reader.
Pamphlets are supplied with an envelope for posting and a bookmark with space for you to write a special message.
Poems about Gardens
Ten Poems about Gardens is for gardeners and visitors to gardens, the green-fingered and the willing admirer who nonetheless doesn’t know their trowel from their hoe; the allotment-holder and the flower-grower. Like the gardens they describe, the poems range between formality and informality, elegance and sweet-scented shades of mystery.
“Good gardening …needs poetry to capture, measure and catalogue. …That is what this little volume does perfectly. It is a garden catalogue and a manual spelling out the really important horticultural skills. …These are all fine poems, all perfectly practical celebrations of why and how to garden. Read them with soil under your nails and to cultivate all that grows within. Read them and go out and garden the better for it.”
Monty Don, Introduction to Ten Poems about Gardens.
In the name of the bee
And of the butterfly
And of the breeze
by Emily Dickinson
Poems by Vikram Seth, Ann Drysdale, Henry Constable, Richard Church, Robert Louis Stevenson, Maura Dooley, Louise Glück, Robin Robertson, Barbara Daniels and Katherine Mansfield.
Cover illustration by Rosalind Bliss.