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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Kiss

(White and Yellow Chrysanthemums by
Pierre-Joseph Redouté, 1759-1840, French
botanist and watercolorist)

In the language of flowers, the White Chrysanthemum says that “truth comes easily, lies require imagination.”


“I saw you take his kiss!” “’Tis true.”
“O, modesty!” “’Twas strictly kept.
He thought me asleep, at least I knew
He thought I thought he thought I slept.”

~ Coventry Patmore (1823-1896), English poet

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