The landscape as poetic content" is a constant presence in your work, from the English countryside in Staves Calends
Legends to the terrains animated by fable and dream in your most recent book, Essay Stanzas (The Song Cave, 2014).
The name Calendula derives from the opening of the blooms on the calends
, the first day of the month.
of May, nor leaf of beech, nor song of bird, nor gladiolus gives me pleasure, lady noble and gay, until I have a swift messenger from your beautiful body to tell me news of new pleasures brought me by love and joy; and I draw to you, true lady; and let me crush and strike the jealous man before I depart from here.
The epitaph on his tomb was simple, direct, and telling: "Here lies Master Peter the Lombard, bishop of Paris, who composed the Book of Sentences, Glosses of the Psalms and of the Epistles, the day of whose death is the thirteenth of the calends
In the Roman calendar, the Calends
were the first days of the month - the Greek calendar had no Calends