Tomorrow (March 15) is the birthday of one of my favorite poets, Liberty Hyde Bailey.
Bailey was one of the most prominent American botanists and horticulturalists of the early twentieth century. He was also an agrarian writer and one of the fathers of the Country Life Movement, and yes, also a nature poet.
Here you can read some of his poems that have been posted on our site over the last 6 years:
Here is the introduction to the newest edition of Bailey’s main collection of poems WIND AND WEATHER, in which I argue why Bailey’s voice is an important one for our times…
“The Prophetic Power of Poetry”
An Introduction to
Wind and Weather.
by Liberty Hyde Bailey.