“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

Friday, January 11, 2013

This Old Book


This old book with the blue, elaborate cover
ornamented in gold leaf and a painted inset
is called The Language of Flowers. It tells
of secret messages that might be conveyed
by particular blooms, each illustrated
by water colours on card, under smooth tissue.

But what it conveys to me is the remembrance
of my grandmother's face, who loved me
and gave me this book when I was a little girl.

2 comments:

  1. Rosemary, Have you read the novel THE LANGUAGE of FLOWERS? I liked it a lot - a story about a young woman who knew the "secret messages" of flowers. How lucky that you have your own blue book and the memories that go with it.

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    1. No, didn't know about that one. I'll have to look for it.

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