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Passionflower and the American Declaration of Independence

This hanging was made as a Christmas present for my son-in-law, a political journalist, who thought these words would be the ones he would be happiest to have hanging on his wall. He also had them hanging in his wedding reception’s marquee (see below) and I hope he was also happy about that, although, I […]

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Honeysuckle (more rambling)

Medieval literature employs flowers and trees symbolically much more than we are used to today. ¬†Marie de France, about whom we know very little, wrote 12-15 narrative poems (or lais) in a rather jaunty chatty style, inspired by the songs of Breton minstrels. One of these is called Chevrefoil. In English it is known as […]

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