The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux
To me, the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
- William Wordsworth
Do not the petals flutter down,
Just like this?
Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.
Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.
- Hana No Monogatari