Monday, June 13, 2011

Bloom of the Day

Heaven on Earth

Oh gorgeous tales, in the days of old,
Were linked with the opening flowers,
As if in their fairy urns of gold,
Beat human hearts like ours.....

The following lines refer to some of the old fanciful ideas attached to the opening of flowers. In the Romish church such events were carefully noted down, and every flower blossoming on a Saint’s day was considered to bloom in honor of that saint.