A Gathering of Flowers

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A Gathering of Flowers

Post by nekot » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:13 pm

1640, from L. anthologia, from Gk. anthologia "flower-gathering," from anthos "a flower" (see anther) + logia "collection, collecting," from legein "gather" (see lecture). Modern sense (which emerged in Late Gk.) is metaphoric, "flowers" of verse, small poems by various writers gathered together.

An anthology is a collection of writings, usually revolving around a theme, by different authors or the same author. I found the etymology of anthology quite beautiful. Hmmm....thinking about it, Poetry Pages is like a garden. :grin:

During my tenure as poet laureate, I'd like to feature poems by people from different cultures, faiths, beliefs. How far I'll get is yet to be seen. :wink: I'll do my best to dig out the context in which the poems were written.

I hope you enjoy this gathering of flowers. If you have any poems/poets you'd like to share please let me know.

Click on a link below to view various poets/poetry.



Survivors--Found by Joan Murray
Where Do You Search and other works by Kabir
Souls by Dannie Abse
Letters From A Man In Solitary by Nazim Hikmet
Making a Fist by Naomi Shihab Nye
~eloquently scattered~
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