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Poems about trees

For thousands of years humans have variously worshipped trees, made use of them, admired them, and destroyed them – and poets have long chronicled the relationship. In this collection, Robert Frost’s ‘Birches’, Marianne Moore’s ‘The Camperdown Elm’, Gerard Manley Hopkin’s ‘Binsey Poplars’ and Zbigniew Herbert’s ‘Sequoia’ stand tall beside Eugenio Montale’s ‘The Lemon Trees’, Yves Bonnefoy’s ‘The Apples’, Bertolt Brecht’s ‘The Plum Tree’, D.H. Lawrence’s ‘The Almond Tree’ and A.E. Housman’s ‘Lovelies of Trees.’ Whether showing their subjects being planted or felled, cherished or lamented, towering in forests or towering in backyards, the poems collected here pay lyrical tribute to these majestic beings with whom we share the earth.


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Author Harry Thomas Published by Everyman ISBN 9781841598178 EAN 9781841598178 Bic Code Cover Hardback