Flower Buds

 

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 flower buds
Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora flower buds

One response to “Flower Buds

  1. Love the poem
    that plant has been busy this year

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