King River Press is very excited about our forthcoming collection of found poetry from our favourite Victorian era botanist and nature writer, Mr Leopold Hartley Grindon (1818 – 1904). The verses are taken directly from, or are adaptions of the original writings which are now in the public domain, namely; Manchester Walks and Wild Flowers (Palmer & Howe, Manchester. 1858 & 1882), The Manchester Flora (William White, London. 1859) and Country Rambles (Palmer & Howe. 1882). We hope you enjoy this small sampler of some special moments plucked from his regular ‘rambles’ in the English countryside. Our hope is that more writers will become better acquainted with the underrated nature writings and legacy of Mr Grindon and perhaps do some local ‘rambling’ of their own.
rambling in the fields the town cobwebs dusted free the flowerbeds and parks from God's own hand gas lit the long lines of pavement now paced by policemen sweet spot plucking early primrose to the bird's song a belated visit to Ashley Meadows the over-blown hazel remarkable the many shades of yellow in an English spring
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