Today’s Flower

 

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Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.     

Jim Carrey

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Columbine​

This suffering world;

The flowers will blossom

even at that

(Kobayashi Issa 1763-1828)

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Happy May Day

20150514-IMG_6335Beneath the calm, within the light,
A hid unruly appetite
Of swifter life, a surer hope,
Strains every sense to larger scope,
Impatient to anticipate
The halting steps of aged Fate.
Slow grows the palm, too slow the pearl:
When Nature falters, fain would zeal
Grasp the felloes of her wheel,
And grasping give the orbs another whirl.
Turn swiftlier round, O tardy ball!
And sun this frozen side,
Bring hither back the robin’s call,
Bring back the tulip’s pride.

Emerson

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers, and as the human heart, imagining itself alone and unwatched, feels most deeply in the night-time, so seems it as if the flowers, in musing modesty, await the mantling eventide ere they give themselves up wholly to feeling, and breathe forth their sweetest odours. Flow forth, ye perfumes of my heart, and seek beyond these mountains the dear one of my dreams!

~Heinrich Heine, “The Hartz Journey”

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