Saturday, May 16, 2009

May is the Month for Lilacs

I Wonder if the tides of Spring
Will always bring me back again

Mute rapture at the simple thing
Of lilacs blowing in the rain.

If so, my heart will ever be

Above all fear, for I shall know
There is a greater mystery

Beyond the time when lilacs blow.

~ Thomas S. Jones Jr., The Melody of Earth, 1918

Poetry and literature about lilacs in public domain:

Lawns and Gardens, 1897

First poems, 1895

The Jones Fourth Grade Reader, The Story of the Lilac Bush,1904


The Language of Flowers, 1852

Flora's interpreter, 1838

Drawing Lessons, Primary Education, 1913

The First Year Nature Reader, 1896

Fairy Tales, The Forest of Lilacs, 1869

The Parks and Gardens of Paris, Lilacs of Paris Gardens, 1883


Gardens Near the Sea, 1910

The Child's Botany, 1831


Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott


The New Century Third Reader, The Lilac, 1899.

Lessons with Plants, 1907

Modern Prose and Poetry for Secondary Schools, Warble for Lilac Time, 1914

HT to Elena for her post, Lilacs.

1 comment:

Elizabeth G. said...

Lilacs, lilacs, everywhere! They (happily) hanging over my back fence from my neighbor's yard. Oh, how beautiful they are. I need to go snip some!


Also, I can't believe they had that priest arrested! He was following his God.

Coo-coo times is right.
Elizabeth