Hi —

I initially made this site, which is a listing of Shakespeare’s mentions of plants, with the idea of getting to know Shakespeare’s works better, and perhaps in the hopes of making a discovery of some sort. Now it is some years later and I think of it more as being an interesting object for the internet, which I hope those visiting here may find some amusement in or be otherwise pleased by.

In the way of discoveries, the most notable thing I came across pertained not to Shakespeare but to Homer (who at an earlier date figured more prominently here, as did Stendhal and Thoreau). I noticed some unusual correspondences between passages in The Iliad that mentioned the tamarisk, and you can read about that here.

Thanks so much–
Paul June, 2017
pdeppler at outlook

Some other sites:
Nothing in Shakespeare (companion site to this one)
Not named all-purpose notebook
Various Shapes writing (mainly absurdist fragments)
Bars linkblog of curated things I look up.

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