Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Violets

The violets whisper from the shade
Which their own leaves have made;
Men scent our fragrance on the air,
Yet take no heed of humble lessons we would read.
-Christina Georgiana Rossetti

6 comments:

Heidi said...

You amaze me missy how do you find all these wonderful poems!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love violets, Diane... I have wild ones growing in my yard. My mother used to have African Violets in the house. She was good at growing them... I've always heard that African violets have to have the right window/light in order to do well... Well--my mama must have had the right window!!!!!

Lovely poem...
Hugs,
Betsy

Denise said...

They are my FAVORITE!!!!!!!! I try to get the ones from Wal-Mart when they are almost dead and bring them back to life.........

Pondside said...

Is there any flower sweeter than a tiny violet?

June said...

Hi Diane, I have missed you and had to come over to say hi and check out your last few posts. I have not been able to be online because of some things that have really needed my attention right now, but I hate it when I miss your posts. They violets are gorgeous...and the poem...wonderful!
hugs

Zuzu said...

Love violets, and I love the poem you found. Such a treat!
I hope your week is filled with beauty, Diane!
Hugs,
Zuzu