Figure descriptions
The hand-drawn poem title, “Elderflower”, is contained within a horizontal rectangle. This rectangle is superimposed over a smaller, darker, vertical rectangle, which extends behind the first rectangle on the left side. Flowers and their stems and leaves extend above and below the two rectangles. 1/3 page.
A house is surrounded by trees and shrubbery. The right half of the illustration is filled completely with branches and dark leaves. This placement makes it look like the viewer is viewing the house through shrubbery. 1/4-page illustration partially contained within a single-ruled border. The illustration is superimposed over a flower, which extends above and below the illustration at the center.
Portraits of a young girl and a young boy, identified as twins in the poem, are placed beside each other. Light-coloured flowers form a heart-like shape around the two portraits. This portion of the illustration is contained within a rectangular border with a black background. The bottom-left section of the aforementioned rectangle is superimposed over the top-right section of a second rectangle. This second portion of the illustration features a branch with dense leaves and flowers. 1/2 page.
A young girl kneels beside a gravestone and touches it with both hands. Two larger gravestones are placed behind her. Flowers and grass cover the ground and there are trees in the distance. This portion of the illustration is contained within a single-ruled border. A second shape, which resembles an upside-down and backwards letter “L”, extends from the top-left corner of this illustrated scene. It is placed along the top and left side of the scene. This section portion of the illustration features a bunch of flowers with their leaves and stems. The flowers overlap with the first portion of the illustration. 1/2 page.