Thoughtful Gifts for Curious People
Instead of a card, why not send words? This beautiful selection of poems celebrates the glory and mystery of all manner of trees – from David Constantine’s apple tree clothed in frost to Alistair Elliot’s birch waving its ‘delicate hair’ in the breeze. “I’m thankful to the trees outside my window” says Moniza Alvi at the beginning of her poem of the same name. This is tree-love of the everyday kind – the simple pleasure of looking out on a garden from which familiar trees look back.
Poems by Moniza Alvi, Paul Batchelor, David Constantine, Alistair Elliot, Gerard Manley Hopkins, DH Lawrence, Kim Moore, Louisa Rhodes, Ruby Robinson and Edward Thomas. Cover illustration by Richard Shimell. Donation to the Woodland Trust for each sale.