Flowers, admire and lament their short beauty; ©Ts 2013
The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. ~Basho
FLOWER-SALUTE. by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
THIS nosegay,--'twas I dress'd it,--
Greets thee a thousand times!
Oft stoop'd I, and caress'd it,
Ah! full a thousand times,
And 'gainst my bosom press'd it
A hundred thousand times!
Lichen on bush rock
I think all flowers are full of hope, despite they do not own tomorrow; ©Ts 2013
'Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!
~William Wordsworth, "Lines Written in Early Spring," Lyrical Ballads, 1798
I wished for nothing but a garden at sunrise to watch the flowers awaken. ©Ts 2013
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844
Flowers of the Cuban royal palm.
The fungi garden;
The flower offered of itself
And eloquently spoke
In languages of rainbows
And secret silence...
~Phillip Pulfrey, from Love, Abstraction and other Speculations,
Believe it or not:
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~Gerard de Nerval
©Photos from my garden Ts.