Tag flowers

A Lilac Sprig Dangling from a Horn

Kasia Boddy— In the last eighteen months of his short life, Richard Wright became obsessed with haiku. Since Wright was a self-declared “protest writer,” readers have struggled to reconcile these (4,000 or so) delicate experiments in verse with the hard-hitting naturalism of works such as Black Boy (1945) and Native

Continue reading…

Welcome Spring in the Language of Flowers

Ivy Sanders Schneider– Spring is almost here, and with it come birds, butterflies, and flowers – colors cutting through the newly thawed earth. Although they symbolize a natural beginning – the start of another cycle of organic growth – flowers, if you’re attuned to their language, can send specific messages.

Continue reading…