BY JAN HAAG

POETRY + ESSAYS + MUSIC + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO




HONESTY




O
Honesty
from loden stalks
the seedes cometh foorth
in a flat thinne cod
sharp pricked
in fashion of the moone
somehwhat blackish

O
Honesty
three skinned cod
two, overworne ashe
the innermost whereon
the seed doth cleave
thin, cleere shining
like a shred of white satten
newly cut from the peece

Honesty
O
thy transparency
edible
Lunaria biennis
Lunaria rediviva
in cruce salus

O
Bolbonac
Lunarie
White Sattin
Sattin-flower
Prick-song-woort
Herbe aux Lunettes: spectacle-plant
Honestie
Shillings
Silverplate
Judas Pence
Pennieflower
Two-Pennies-in-a-Purse
Money-in-both-Pockets
Nummularia: coin-shaped

O
Money money money
numinous
in a vas
deferent

O
Honesty
much cited
daily applicable







Loosely adapted from Gerard's Herball, 1597; Coats, 1956 and my Century Dictionary, 1933.
Posted especially for Thomas Arthur



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