From his album, Mind Games (1973).
The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably inthe circuits of a digital computeror thegears of a cycle transmission ashe does at thetop of a mountainor in the petals of a flower.
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,Old Time is still a-flying,And this same flower that smiles todayTomorrow will be dying.The glorious Lamp of Heaven, the Sun,The higher he's a-gettingThe sooner will his race be run,And nearer he's to setting.Robert Herrick
Heart of my heart, we cannot die!Love triumphant in flower and tree,Every life that laughs at the skyTells us nothing can cease to be:One, we are one with the song to-day,One with the clover that scents the world,One with the Unknown, far away,One with the stars, when earth grows old.Alfred Noyes
It is not growing like a treeIn bulk, doth make man better be;Or standing long an oak, three hundred year,To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere:A lily of a dayIs fairer far in May,Although it falls and die that night—It was the plant and flower of Light.Ben Jonson
To me the meanest flower that blows can give Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.william wordsworth
Catch then, O! catch the transient hour, Improve each moment as it flies; Life's a short Summer man a flower, He dies alas! how soon he dies!samuel johnson
O fairest flower! no sooner blown but blasted, Soft silken primrose fading timelessly.john milton
Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.william shakespeare
If it is the love of that which your work represents if, being a landscape painter, it is love of hills and trees that moves you if, being a figure painter, it is love of human beauty, and human soul that moves you if, being a flower or animal painter, it is love, and wonder, and delight in petal and in limb that move you, then the Spirit is upon you, and the earth is yours, and the fullness thereof.john ruskin
Heaven gave him all at once; then snatched away, ere mortals all his beauties could survey. Just like the flower that buds and withers in a day.john dryden
We are Lilies fair, The flower of virgin light; Nature held us forth, and said, "Lo! my thoughts of white."leigh hunt
The sweetest flower that blows, I give you as we part For you it is a rose For me it is my heart.
To beguile the time, Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under 't.william shakespeare
A Radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A Conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything.
To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower , Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour.
Thou shalt not lack The flower that's like thy face, pale primrose, nor The azur'd harebell, like thy veins.william shakespeare
'Tis but a little faded flower, But oh, how fondly dear! 'Twill bring me back one golden hour, Through many a weary year.
The Primrose for a veil had spread The largest of her upright leaves; And thus for purposes benign, A simple flower deceives.william wordsworth
For the Sensitive Plant has no bright flower; Radiance and odour are not its dower; It loves, even like Love, its deep heart is full, It desires what it has not, the beautiful.Percy Bysshe Shelley
There is simply the rose ; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown flower there is no more; in the leafless root there is no less. Its nature is satisfied, and it ...
Oh, threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!One thing at least is certain — This Life flies;One thing is certain and the rest is Lies;The flower that once has blown for ever dies.omar khayyám