Ten Poems About Flowers - Poetry Pamphlet
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‘Instead of a Card’. Each pamphlet is gorgeous both inside and out. With covers created by leading contemporary artists and poems hand-picked to speak to every kind of reader, all the lovely Poetry Pamphlet titles offer a richly rewarding reading journey.
Each pamphlet comes with an envelope for posting and a bookmark for a special message. Whether you’re choosing for a friend or for yourself, we think you’ll find you’re spoilt for choice.“A greeting that not only gives great pleasure but illuminates our lives – like a message in a bottle” (Robert McCrum, The Observer).
A bouquet is a welcome and beautiful thing, but the beauty is inevitably short-lived. This delightful mini-anthology, however, is guaranteed never to wither. Roses, fritillaries, daisies, gentians and the humble ragwort are celebrated here by poets ranging from Mimi Khalvati to William Wordsworth.
We experience their colours and scents in vivid language, so each lives on the page with all the intensity of a real flower. Sometimes it seems we can even learn from them; lilacs growing in an urban street know as much about love as we do:
“Lilac, like love, makes no distinction.
It will open for anyone.
Even before love knows that it is love
lilac knows it must blossom.”
from ‘City Lilacs’ by Helen Dunmore
This is one of the lovely mysteries of these poems – that a flower can somehow be like us and shed light on our own hopes and joys.
Cover illustration by Angie Lewin.