The Language of Flowers: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose

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Lorenz Books, Jan 1, 1997 - Poetry - 64 pages
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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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STEWART & SALLY WALTON are well known television artists and authors of craft and home decorating books. They have collaborated on a number of titles, including Folk Art, Instant Decorating, The New Home Decorator, Glorious Country, Stamp Style, Stamp Decorating and New Crafts: Paper Cutting and Woodcraft. They have a monthly feature in Homes and Ideas and television appearances include BBC2's highly acclaimed Home Front series and ITV's This Morning. Stewart and Sally live by the sea with their family.

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