Ten Poems About Gardens - 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).
Ten Poems About Gardens includes an introduced by Monty Don and poems by ten selected poets.
A perfect and affordable gift 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).
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.