Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lone and erect, beneath light's primal flood,
A lily! and pure as any one of you.
At dawn I asked the lotus,
'What is the meaning of life?'
Slowly she opened her hand
with nothing in it.
- Debra Woolard Bender
With daffodils mad footnotes for the spring,
And asters purple asterisks for autumn
- Conrad Aiken