Lily and the Rose, by William Cowper

THE NYMPH must lose her female friend,   If more admired than she; But where will fierce contention end,   If Flowers can disagree? Within the garden’s peaceful scene         5   Appeared two lovely foes, Aspiring to the rank of Queen—   The Lily and the Rose. The Rose soon reddened into rage;   And, swelling with disdain,         10 AppealedContinue reading “Lily and the Rose, by William Cowper”

Spring – William Shakespeare (1598)

Song, from Act V, Scene 2 of Love’s Labors Lost by William Shakespeare (1598) When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver-white, And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he: “Cuckoo! Cuckoo, cuckoo!” O word of fear,Continue reading “Spring – William Shakespeare (1598)”

Yellow Lillies

Yellow is the most luminous of all the colors of the spectrum. It’s the color of happiness, of sunshine and lemons, of Sponge Bob Square Pants and daffodils. It also means danger, caution, toxicity, pee and a range of human emotions starting from fear and ending with madness. What’s your take?

The Easter Lily

There are a lot of traditions all over the world that are related to Easter. One of the nice ones is with the Easter Lily, a majestic and elegant flower that is referenced in the Bible in the Sermon on the Mount, when Christ said: “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: theyContinue reading “The Easter Lily”