Odes to Common Plants

By Dian Cunningham Parrotta

Odes to Common Plants

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  • ISBN: 9781725260634
  • Pages: 36
  • Publication Date: 2/5/2020
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Odes to Common Plants

By Dian Cunningham Parrotta

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781725260634
  • Pages: 36
  • Publication Date: 2/5/2020
  • Retail Price: $5.00
Web Price: $4.00
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About-

Odes to Common Plants is a book about loving common plants and respecting their tenacious powers of survival. Each holds a rich history behind them, such as nonvascular plants like mosses and liverworts. See how proud Rose of Sharon is of how she appears in the Old Testament in the book of Song of Solomon. Reflect on how satisfied is the Ginkgo biloba, as you can find biloba fossils dating back 270 million years ago, and yet each autumn Ginkgo trees shower glorious yellow fan-shaped leaves over city urbanites all around the world and are found on fine photos of Ginkgo Leaf Study prints decorating homes and offices.

This book holds poems celebrating those slender forage plants considered by some to be lawn pests, and by others to be awesomely opportunistic, spreading their wonderful selfless seeds of crab and hairy-finger grasses where their stems bend at the nodes which you cannot control.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“From balm of Gilead to shamrocks and dandelions, Parrotta’s Odes reveals a nimble wordsmith gifted with a botanist’s eye and a storyteller’s soul. Naughty children play tricks with sticks and joyfully craft weed bouquets, a granddaughter breaks out Grandpa from the nursing home to share a nourishing meal of foraged greens, a wisteria vine is a monster to be stopped; these are only three of the subjects of the captivating poems blooming in this green woman’s garden.”

—Sandra Knauf, author of Please Don’t Piss on the Petunias

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Dian Cunningham Parrotta

Bio(s)-

Dian Cunningham Parrotta is a proud alumnus from the State University of New York’s Stony Brook University, which had taken her for the first time away from Brooklyn. She also holds an MAT degree from George Mason University and received an MFA in fiction writing from Lindenwood University. Her poetry appears in Blue Collar Review, Sonic Boom Literary Magazine, and Flora’s Forum.

She now resides in the city of Falls Church, Virginia in her 1940s home, which is an official National Wildlife Federation (NWF) certified habitat site.

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