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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Jen's Flowers

The earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I must have flowers, always, and always.
Claude Monet

Butterflies are self propelled flowers.
Robert A. Heinlein

who knows if the moon’s
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky—filled with pretty people?
(and if you and i should

get into it,if they
should take me and take you into their balloon,
why then
we’d go up higher with all the pretty people

than houses and steeples and clouds:
go sailing
away and away sailing into a keen
city which nobody’s ever visited,where

                   Spring)and everyone’s
in love and flowers pick themselves
e.e. cummings, Collected Poems
 People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
Iris Murdoch

In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.
Okakura Kakuzō, The Book Of Tea

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.
Luther Burbank

Enkianthus has blossoms
as if they were stars
Matsuo Bashō

Here was a flower (the daisy reflected) strangely like itself and yet utterly unlike itself too. Such a paradox has often been the basis for the most impassioned love.”
Thomas M. Disch, The Brave Little Toaster

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