This beautiful little book, created by a loving husband as a gift
dedicated to his wife, was hand painted in 1913… and eventually
printed in 1968… perhaps it was discovered in an attic?
There is a language, “little known”,
Lovers claim it as their own.
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by Nature’s wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty speak,
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For Love Divine and sunny hours
In the language of the flowers.
It provided great inspiration for my English students as we
discussed the meanings given to the many varieties, wondering
about their origins, as some are clearly ‘not for giving’ and
others offer joy and cheer…