Friday, December 21, 2007

Full many a ..........

I'll leave you to complete the quote! It's not completely apposite, since it is in our garden and not a desert, but it's too cold to smell if there is any fragrance being wasted. I actually thought I'd got rid of this plant, but it won't give up so I've let it be.

3 comments:

Sorlil said...

Lovely, I presume your reference is to Gray's elegy and not Shakespeare's sonnet, had to google it to find that out. Haven't read Gray for years, thanks for the pointer.

Katya said...

Astonishing, and the verse to which you refer (thank you Sorlil!!) is very beautiful as well!

A "Christmas Rose"...how wonderful is that?

An Honest Man said...

Sorlil, yes it was the elegy I was thinking of. One of the poems to be learnt by heart when at school .... and I can still remember parts of it.