The Language of Flowers : An Anthology of Poetry and Prose by Lorenz Books Staff
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From the tiny bell-like flowers of the snowdrop to the majestic golden lily, flowers have always been written and sung about. Over the centuries they have come to symbolize certain ideas and feelings. A daisy in a posy means "innocence", a sunflower "haughtiness", and a bluebell "constancy" -- these meanings add extra depth and poignancy to a gift of flowers. The 45 flower "portraits" in "The Language of Flowers" are illustrated with beautiful period paintings and accompanied by classic pieces by celebrated writers such as Matthew Arnold, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Emily Dickenson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. An additional list of flower meanings completes the practical reference aspect of this charming gift book.


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