Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hyacinths to Feed Thy Soul

Woodland Hyacinth

If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft,

And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left,

Sell one, and with the dole

Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.

-- Saadi, Persian Poet

6 comments:

massagematters said...

very nice

Marlena said...

Oh yes, their scent alone makes your heart glad.

Angela McRae said...

How pretty! I don't think I've ever seen a woodland hyacinth before!

amherstrose said...

Yes, I agree Steph. Food for the soul indeed. I enjoyed a "banquet" of flowers at the National Botanical Garden this week in DC. The Spring blooms were spectacular.

Mary Jane

Marilyn said...

Lovely!

Alandra said...

Have loved the verse for years, and photo is pretty, but I would call those flowers " bluebells". They grow wild in woods in England. Hyacinths have much thicker stems with many more florets on each stem :)