In all places, then, and in all seasons,
Flowers expand their light and soul-like wings,
Teaching us, by most persuasive reasons,
How akin they are to human things.
And with childlike, credulous affection
We behold their tender buds expand;
Emblems of our own great resurrection,
Emblems of the bright and better land.
-From the poem Flowers by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora flower buds