'I think I could turn and live with animals, They are so placid and self contained, I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition, They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago, Not one is respected or unhappy over the whole earth'.
(Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass)

Nella silenziosa pratica del disegno risiede la chiave per accedere al senso del mondo e delle cose (John Berger)

lunedì 7 aprile 2014


"Anemone coronaria - Poppy anemone"- acquerello su taccuino Magnani

Dal greco anemone che significa" figlia del vento". nelle "Metamorfosi" di Ovidio si racconta che la pianta fu creata dalla dea Venere quando spruzzò con il nettare il sangue del suo amante Adone, morto.

L'Anemone coronaria cresce in natura negli stati di Israele e Giordania.
Nel 2013 è diventato il fiore nazionale dello Stato di Israele.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Greek anemone means "daughter of the wind". The "Metamorphoses" of Ovid tells that the plant was created by the goddess Venus when she sprinkled nectar on the blood of her dead lover Adonis.
The name "wind flower" is used for the whole genus .
The Anemone coronaria grows wild all over Israel and Jordan.
In 2013 Anemone coronaria was elected as the national flower of the State of Israel.

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