The language of bees – poetry book


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As well as running Gower Lavender, our founder Rae Howells is a journalist and poet. Her poetry book, The language of bees, is a poetry collection inspired by her experiences of growing lavender, helping pollinators, and raising her young family on the Gower Peninsula.

How can we have hope in a world that is dying? With a forensic eye, Howells takes us on a journey through ordinary human lives and the extraordinary natural world we are in danger of losing. The carder bee carries the story of a colony, a species, and ultimately, the fate of all life on earth. The mermaid weaves an almost beautiful tale of a tragic miscarriage. The magpie writes yearning letters to her lost lover. The brilliant kingfisher flits through the mind of a woman with dementia. Through each exacting portrait, we begin to understand something special, a language of bees, and discover for ourselves how intimately we are all connected and what the natural world is trying to tell us.

If you’d like a signed copy, please tell us in the comments box at the checkout. Equally, let us know any dedications and Rae will write a personal note in your book.


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