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Friday, April 29, 2011

haiku for a Royal Wedding

haiku for a wedding:

hornbeams and maples
Milton echoes round the vaults
of Westminster Abbey

Royal Wedding April 29th 2011
Prince William & Kate Middleton 


weblinks:

Royal Wedding video feeds:

Trees in Westminster Abbey:

Westminster Abbey:

20ft-high English field maples, six in total, along with two hornbeams.
The hornbeam is known for being extremely hard and is said to symbolise resilience. The English field maple is said represent humility and reserve. It is the favoured wood used for harp making and it is also used to create medieval loving cups.

John Milton, possibly the world’s most accomplished poet:

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