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Plant Focus

Quercus macdougallii
A rare oak endemic to the Sierra Juárez in Oaxaca

Oak Poetry

"The Oak of Guernica" by William Wordsworth


A sonnet written by the English Romantic poet in support of the Spanish people during the Peninsular War

"Burning Oak, November" by Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates - Source: Twitter

The fourth in a series of posts of poems featuring oaks.


Our third post of poems featuring oaks again has Quercus virginiana (southern live oak) as its theme, this time in a poem by Walt Whitman.

"Live Oak, with Bromeliads" by Eric Ormsby

Quarters Oak Alley, Evergreen Plantation, Edgard, Louisiana by Wiliam Guion

The second in a new series of posts of poems featuring oaks. Eric Ormsby's poem focuses on Quercus virginiana (southern live oak).

"Oxblood" by James Lasdun

Oxblood color

The first in a series of posts of poems featuring oaks.