Course Code: WDA19B21
Start Date: 19/03/2022Day of the Week:
Session: All Day
Length in weeks: 1
Celebrating the ‘flower that comes before the swallow dares’ we will dance with Wordsworth’s daffodils and sigh sadly with Lenten Lilies. Welcomed in from the wild in the 16th century, forms and features proliferated through unstable couplings, delighting the florists of old. Toxicity was disregarded by herbalists using bulbs for binding wounds and salving sunburn, whilst Narcissus poeticus has inspired poets and playwrights through the 16th to 20th centuries, from Herrick to Housman, via AA Milne and finishing with the families who brought daffodils from the Isles of Scilly to Covent Garden.