Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
- Walt Whitman
Every rose has its thorn: You never find a woman without pins and needles.
- Douglas Jerrold
Let me show you
Sweet smell of a delicate whisper
Behind the vision of gardens
Go and read of your life
Tiny ripping at the heart
Drunk from a rose
- Erica Caitlin Lee
How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!