Birds, Beasts, and Seas: Nature Poems from New Directions edited by Jeffrey Yang

4 star

Nature, Poetry, Zen, Love, Animals

A small and very readable collection of short and punchy poems. They are arranged more or less chronologically, starting from ancient texts moving on through the Middle Ages and reaching modern times about halfway through. The poems flow well together and are fun to read. It’s nice to be able to see the progression of thought over time while also seeing how interested people still are in the mystery of nature. Definitely recommend, would be nice to read outside or on a picnic.

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