Marianne Moore said that the poet's job was to depict "imaginary gardens with real toads in them". In truth, gardens are always imaginary because they are always the garden that you are aiming for rather than the garden you have, but the toads are real and immediate.' So says Germaine Greer in this wonderful anthology. A collection of poems culled from all periods, ranging from Roman to Mediaeval poetry, and including the best known paean, Marvell's 'The Garden', Tennyson's comic 'Amphion', and Donne's meditations on individual flowers, herbs and trees, this is a book of beautiful texts and intriguing information that can be read along with the seed catalogues in the dead of winter, or in the gaps between tasks on a busy day in spring, or between snoozes in the hammock in the deep midsummer.
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(194mm x 139mm x 25mm)
Virago Press Ltd
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Author Biography - Dr. Germaine Greer
Dr Germaine Greer first came to international attention thirty years ago with the publication of The Female Eunuch. She is Professor of English at Warwick University and a respected columnist and cultural commentator. She lives in Essex where she is a passionate gardener.