Nature is a great source of inspiration. The Dutch city of Leiden is also a great source of inspiration to write about. This time, it’s a poem about the beauty of nature in one of the oldest European botanical gardens: The Hortus Botanicus.
The Hortus Botanicus
In the city of Leiden (Netherlands), you can find the Hortus Botanicus. This botanical garden is part of the Leiden University. This garden is the oldest botanical garden in The Netherlands. The history dates back to the sixteenth century and was established to benefit medical students. The first prefect of this garden was Carolus Clusius (Charles de l’Ecluse).
In this garden, you can find flowers and plants from all over the world. You can read more about the Hortus Botanicus on the website of the Leiden University.
About Colors, divinely
The poem leans on a photograph taken in 2016. There were some raindrops left on a flower. My son pointed out this flower and said I needed to make a photo of this beautiful flower. More than a year later, this lead to the poem Colors, divinely. About nature’s colors and the inspiration this gives. Divine colors!
Traces of rain
on a flower
this was part of
a natural shower
Drops of love