My second “In A Vase on Monday” entry, an unexpected gift of daffodils from a friend visiting for elixirs and snacks on a chilly afternoon last week. At the time, my daffodils hadn’t bloomed yet, so it was extra-wonderful to see these cheerful springy flowers. I plopped the daffs into one of my favourite vases, a Stonewall Kitchen jar, and enjoyed them on the kitchen windowsill all week.
Here they are in the sitting room, with rare (these days) sunlight illuminating them. For a flower sometimes seen as ordinary, they’re exquisitely detailed, extravagant, and sensual.
in time of daffodils (who know
the goal of living is to grow)
forgetting why, remember how
in time of lilacs who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember so (forgetting seem)
in time of roses (who amaze
our now and here with paradise)
forgetting if, remember yes
in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,
remember seek (forgetting find)
and in a mystery to be
when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me, remember me.
— e.e. cummings
Cathy at Rambling in the Garden came up with the In A Vase on Monday idea.