Poetry & Nature

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To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, 
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.
Emily Dickinson
flourish

NEW NATURE SEMINAR: Poetry & Nature

Interested in learning more about haikus? What about idylls?* What about a deeper appreciation of classic American poets such as Wordsworth, Dickinson, Frost or Sandburg? Brushwood Center is delighted to offer a new seminar on Poetry & Nature.  Taught by Glenn Adelson, chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Lake Forest College, this course explores the long history of poetry and its relationship to the natural world, from its roots in Classical Asian and European poetry to its postmodern manifestations. Understanding the natural processes that served as inspiration and subject matter of nature poetry will enrich your understanding of the poem as work of literature and also the poetry-writing process.  Hope you will join us!

​WHEN:    Tuesdays, January 21 to February 11 (Four sessions), 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.

WHERE:  Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods, IL                   60015

COST:    $250 ($225 Brushwood Center members)

Registration required. Click here to register, or for member discount call 847.968.3321.

* a short poem, descriptive of rustic life, written in the style of Theocritus’ short pastoral poems, the Idylls, according to Wikipedia.
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