A cherry tree
And there are no flowers,
But the spring breeze
Brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun
When I walk with you, I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
- Iris Murdoch
Observe this dew-drenched rose of Tyrian gardens
A rose today. But you will ask in vain
Tomorrow what it is, and yesterday
It was the dust, the sunshine, and the rains.
- Christina rosetti