flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia
I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
But ne'er the rose without the thorn.
- Robert Herrick
I do not think I have ever seen anything more beautiful than the bluebell I have been looking at.
I know the beauty of our Lord by it.
- Gerald Manley Hopkins