jueves, 26 de abril de 2018

In Praise of Roses

In this entry I want to pay homage to the Rose, the Queen of Flowers, there is no finer botanical royalty.

The Rose

The lily has a smooth stalk,
Will never hurt your hand;
But the rose upon her brier
Is lady of the land.

There's sweetness in an apple tree,
And profit in the corn;
But lady of all beauty
Is a rose upon a thorn.

When with moss and honey
She tips her bending brier,
And half unfolds her glowing heart,
She sets the world on fire.

Christina Rossetti 

"Divine rose cultivated with such grace
you are, with all your fragrant subtlety,
a scarlet master class in loveliness.."

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

"It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

"Don't add any more touches, that is what a rose is like!"

Juan Ramón Jiménez

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”

Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

See you next time!

4 comentarios:

  1. I visited The Huntington's rose garden today. You'd love it! If you ever make it to Southern California in the spring or summer, you must visit it.

  2. Kris, I was watching that Rose Garden in YouTube videos and looks wonderful! Rose heaven, I'd hyperventilate in that garden! Have a great weekend!

  3. I really can understand your love for roses, MDN!
    I myself ordered two new roses. I hardly can't wait to plant them in my garden. Shall I tell you there names? It's Madame Hardy and William Shakespeare 2000. Do you know them?

    1. Sigrid, Roses are really the queens of the flower world, I love them even when they don't like much my climate. I didn't know Madame Hardy, it looks very beautiful but William Shakespeare 2000 is one I plan to buy since it was included in the catalog of the nursery where I bought 5 Austins in february, they will bring new roses in winter.. I can't wait!