#bookaday – 22. Out of print

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Blogging through June with #bookaday, and today is…

22. Out of print

dobell-traherne-1906

There may well be a collection of his poetry still in print, but my leatherbound turn of the century copy is certainly not. I discovered the work of this poet through the novels of Phil Rickman, and when I mentioned his name my dad vanished into his study and returned with this collection. (For reference, it’s NOT the photograph above.) As the book was “only a hundred years old or so” it wasn’t very valuable (to him), so he gave me it. Traherne is a beautiful poet, concerned with the beauty of nature and its ability to connect us all, bridging the gap between God and the spirit of nature.

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