The Language of Flowers

There is a language “little known”,
Lovers claim it as their own.
It’s 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 house
In the language of the flowers.

JWH August 8th 1913

This is the inscription in a lovely book that I have owned for many years called ‘The Language of Flowers’. This is what it looks like on the outside:

And this on the inside:

Every flower has a meaning.

This takes me on to 3 dear little watercolours I found in a charity shop. A Primrose meaning Early youth or Sadness; Nigella meaning Perplexity and Cyclamen meaning Diffidence.

They only cost 99p each and are signed by I J Welbury. They would grace a little corner in any home.



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