I cast my heart into my rhymes,
That you, in the dim coming times,
May know how my heart went with them
After the red-rose-bordered hem.
- William Butler Yeats
The Earth Laughs in flowers
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still aflying,
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
- Robert Herrick
I didn't know what narcissism was until I beheld my own narcissus.
- Charles Kuralt