They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.
- Ernest Dowson
There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
- John Muir
The flower is the poetry of reproduction.
It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux
I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay