As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Researching Merian led me to the poet Allison Funk's fantastic book Wonder Rooms.
In Wonder Rooms, Funk has a series of 8 poems called "Maria Sibylla Merian's Metamorphoses."
Each poem captures moments in Merian's life between 1647 and 1717.
The poems are nested like Russian dolls. The first poem Is nested in the second poem, the second poem is nested within the third, and so on.
SI HORTUM IN HORTORIA PODCASTA IN BIBLIOTEHCA HABES, NIHIL DEERIT.