Fleurs Encore

If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom,
maybe your soul has never been in bloom.  
-Audra Foveo

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, 
as that one which I have had always,
that I might be master at last of a small house and a large Garden. 
~Abraham Cowley (The Garden, 1666)

People from a planet without flowers
would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
    - Iris Murdoch (A Fairly Honourable Defeat)