This is a small broadside of “For a Poet’s Birthday” by William Alexander Percy. The poem describes the act of plowing behind a horse, scattering seeds and being followed by birds who pluck a few from the soil as he goes. It is full of the joy of being outside and connected to both the cultivated land and the wildness that surrounds it.
The illustration is a handcut linoleum carving. It shows the twisting furrows the plow is making between the lines of the poem, with the birds following. The plowman and his horses appear at the end, about to make another turn and continue plowing the field.
Printed in a limited edition of 12 on an 1892 Golding Pearl printing press. Once the edition is gone, no more will be printed.
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