Monthly Archives: October 2004

Hay In Art

This group of ten poems includes one from the early fifteenth century, one each from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and three each from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The earliest by Lydgate echoes biblical metaphor, including several in the Psalms (e.g., “As for man, his days are as grass..” (Ps 103, line 15) and the more famous lines in Isaiah 40 (“All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:/ The ... Read More »