From his album, Mind Games (1973).
Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies, The tufted crow-toe, and pale gessamine, The white pink, and the pansy freaked with jet, The glowing violet, The musk-rose, and the well attir'd woodbine, With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head, And every flower that sad embroidery wears: Bid amaranthus all his beauty shed, And daffadillies fill their cups with tears, To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.john milton
Daisies, those pearled Arcturi of the earth, The constellated flower that never sets.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not.william wordsworth
I have likewise made many 'skies' and effects — for I wish it could be said of me as Fuselli says of Rembrandt, 'he followed nature in her calmest abodes and could pluck a flower on every hedge — yet he was born to cast a steadfast eye on the bolder phenomena of nature'... We have had noble clouds & effects of light & dark & color.john constable
If I should go before the rest of you,Break not a flower, nor inscribe a stone,Nor, when I’m gone, speak in a Sunday voice,But be the usual selves That I have known.joyce grenfell
Time that weakens all things else has but strengthened the impregnable position of the believer's faith and hope and confidence. And as, year by year, the tree adds another ring to its circumference, every age has added the testimony of its events to this great truth. "The grass withereth, and the flower fadeth, but the word of the Lord shall endure forever."thomas guthrie
The bloom fell off my branches and joy did cast off its flowersamuel rutherford
Come! for I need Thy love,More than the flower the dew, or grass the rain;Come like Thy Holy Dove,And let me in Thy sight rejoice to live again.
As with all quantum devices, a qubit is a delicate flower. If you so much as look at it, you destroy it.hans christian von baeyer
We cannot credit our enjoyment of a flower or of the atmosphere of a room to an autonomous esthetic instinct. Man’s esthetic responsiveness relates in its prehistory to various forms of idolatry; his belief in the goodness or sacredness of a thing precedes his enjoyment of its beauty. The applies no less to such concepts as freedom and humanity.max horkheimer
When men are rightly occupied, their amusement grows out of their work, as the colour-petals out of a fruitful flower; when they are faithfully helpful and compassionate, all their emotions become steady, deep, perpetual, and vivifying to the soul as the natural pulse to the body. But now, having no true business, we pour our whole masculine energy into the false business of money-making; and having no true emotion, we must have false emotions dressed up for us to play with, not innocently, as children with dolls, but guiltily and darkly.john ruskin
The basic purpose of life and the basic purpose of education is to enhance one’s boundaries of perception. I don’t want the children to just survive after ten years of schooling here. They must blossom and flower wherever they go. -Sadhguru (on Isha Vidhya rural education project)jaggi vasudev
Naples is the flower of paradise. The last adventure of my life.Alexandre Dumas
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.hans christian andersen
But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed.Robert Burns
Loveliest of lovely things are they On earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour Is prized beyond the sculptured flower.william cullen bryant
That dire disease, whose ruthless power Withers the beauty's transient flower.Oliver Goldsmith
And 't is my faith, that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes.william wordsworth
The bloom fell off my branches and joy did cast off its flower
The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower.william cowper
The bright consummate flower.
And 'tis my faith that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes.william wordsworth
O flower-de-luce, bloom on, and let the river Linger to kiss thy feet! O flower of song, bloom on, and make forever The world more fair and sweet.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Therefore fear not to assay To gather, ye that may, The flower that this day Is fresher than the next.thomas wyatt
My flower is ephemeral, [the little prince said to himself], and she has only four thorns to defend herself against the world. And I have left her on my planet , all alone!
One thing is certain and the rest is lies; The flower that once has blown for ever dies.omar khayyám