Urban Physic Garden

 

Medicinal Plants Poetry Project

Chamomile

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LULLABY   (Hand-sewn on teabag mesh)     Steep us in sleep, sweet chamomile. In let it seep, despite all our guile. Steep us in sleep, sweet chamomile. Spare us time’s creep, the ticking clock’s trial. Steep us in sleep, sweet chamomile. If we should weep, watch over a while. Steep us in sleep, sweet […]

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Rue

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i got the virgin squints in the rue garden in beaconsfield eating w/ strangers and dear friends the newly pregnant clamber over each other away over the grass we blotch w/ pleasure keeping our capillaries trim & laughing painters of bluish-green & greenish-yellow light, for friendship & grace of evening seen clear in the herb […]

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Mullein

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(A vulnerary list) 1. Of my bullocks gets chesty he asks for that lungwort (I open him up) 2. Mullein sharks in lemon and lampblack (Their going out clothes) 3. Old moleys burrowing deeper (I bandage their paws) 4. Chemists notes made out to the shepherd (COUMADIN 10 MIL) 5. Lady’s flannels for dabbing at […]

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Honeysuckle

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Snapped curl of pink-tipped orange in a gauze of storm and chinos soaked to grey – “The blossom That I took was thinn’d and yet” – this fire created from my body, well wasn’t it, “Not harried”? Low green spring the fused wheels sing ‘Hey, honey’ to Bardot – no volume-ruling sky or ceaseless touch, […]

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Wormwood

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Click here to read the poem (pdf).     by Philip Terry (From Herbarium, a new poetry anthology. Launch and reading 22 July)

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Horseradish

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Click here to listen (mp3).     Emma Bennett (From Herbarium, a new poetry anthology. Launch and reading 22 July)

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Heartsease

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Click on image below to view full size.       Laura Forman, typsetting by Joe Stephenson (From Herbarium, a new poetry anthology. Launch and reading 22 July)

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Hop

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Click here to read the poem (pdf).     by matt martin (From Herbarium, a new poetry anthology. Launch and reading 22 July)

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Fennel

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Click here to read the poem (pdf).     by Mendoza (From Herbarium, a new poetry anthology. Launch and reading 22 July)

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Betony

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To listen click here (mp3).     Lyrics and music by Luke Rosier (From Herbarium, a new poetry anthology. Launch and reading 22 July)

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