Anna Akhmatova, from “White Flock” (1914)
Inky paw prints presumably left by a curious kitty on a 15th century manuscript.
from National Geographic
Brush lettering on watercolor paper, with salt resist.
April is poetry month, so here’s a little Spring verse for the children from Peter Parley’s Primer (1835) from our children’s book collection in the library of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
the remote and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range during the ming dynasty five hundred years ago. the terraces, once planted during the early spring season, are then irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create the images seen here.