A POEM A DAY - SANT JORDI




Sant Jordi is celebrated on April 23rd in Catalunya where legend states the rose grew from a drop of dragon`s blood. The tradition is for a rose to be exchanged for a book and book fairs and sales fill the centre of Barcelona and other towns and florists do a roaring trade in roses. I love the idea of a large fiesta encouraging the gift of words. The photograph is from a rose in the rose garden of St Feliu de LLobregat where this year Sant Jordi will be celebrated in homes with virtual flowers and books from the shelf. 


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