Flowers

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    The handsomest and most interesting flowers were the great purple orchises, rising ever and anon, with their great purple spikes perfectly erect, amid the shrubs and grasses of the shore. It seemed strange that they should be made to grow there in such profusion, seen of moose and moose-hunters only, while they are so rare in Concord.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Sweet ladies, long may ye bloom, and toughly I hope ye may thole,
    But was she not lucky? In flowers and lace and mourning,
    In love and great honor we bade God rest her soul
    After six little spaces of chill, and six of burning.
    John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)