Monday, March 25, 2013

Ode to the Daffodil

Daffodils that come before the swallow dares,
and take the winds of March
with its beauty.
                                                                   - William Shakespeare, 1564-1616), English Playwright

Daffodil:  flower of the month of March; symbolism of friendship and happiness.  It was during the Victorian Era that the language of flowers developed in response to the restricted mores of the times which frowned upon overt expressions of love and affection.  Messages of ardor were assigned to specific flowers, thus allowing a lover to communicate his sentiments chastely and appropriately.  Although mine are buried under a blanket of snow,  hope springs eternal...
Happy Spring!


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