Friday, December 30, 2011

Bring Me Purple Pansies


Pansies

O give me not red roses,
That early dews have wet!
They speak to me of kisses
That are remembered yet.

O bring me not white roses,
That summer winds have drest!
For once I placed white roses
Upon a quiet breast.

But bring me purple pansies ...

If so you wish to please ...

For them I have affection ...

For pansies are "heart's ease."

— Louisa Cooke Don-Carlos

6 comments:

Sue said...

One of my favorite flowers, Janie, beautiful photos.
Happy new Year.
Sue

Dorothy said...

Good morning, Janie! That's a beautiful poem and wonderful pictures of the purple pansies!!!
Happy New Year!

Richard Cottrell said...

they always remind me of Sun Bonnets. Happy New year. Richard and Sissy Dog, from my Old Historic House.

nancygrayce said...

Beautiful!

Jenni said...

Lovely! Happy New Year, Dear Janie... I hope this is a wonderful one for you and your family.

Hugs from Texas,
Jenni

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I adore pansies, Janie. Not only are they my sorority flower, but I love what they stand for, "Remember me." I think that they look like little faces, too. They are wonderful flowers.

Hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas and that you will have a very blessed New Year!

My computer is back up, and I am SO thankful. Sending you all my love across the miles...

XO,

Sheila :-)