Author: Maurice Maeterlinck
Translation: Blanca Gago
Published by Gallonero
Softcover. 100 pages
"That we find some plants and flowers clumsy or unfortunate does not mean that they are completely devoid of wisdom and ingenuity. All of them, in fact, apply themselves to culminate their work, and all of them have the magnificent ambition to invade and conquer the earth's surface, multiplying to infinity the form of existence they represent. To achieve this, and because of the law that binds them to the ground, they will have to overcome much greater difficulties than those that challenge the multiplication of animals. Thus, most of them must resort to contrivances, combinations, mechanisms and traps which, in the field of mechanics, ballistics, aviation or the observation of insects, often surpass the inventions and knowledge of human beings."
The intelligence of flowers is one of the most surprising texts about the natural world and the relationship between man and nature. A book where scientific observation is accompanied by astonishment, and mysticism is anchored in experience. A poetic hymn to nature that puts man back in his rightful place in the world: on a par with all its inhabitants.