Buttercup quotes

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Women and buttercup

Brilliant pale green of her eyes, the buttercup yellow of her hair. (J.R. Ward)

Her hat was covered with poppies and wild azalea, and she had a sheaf of buttercups and «blue eyes» in her belt. (Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton)

Sabina only managed to take off her yellow straw hat, covered with buttercups, and straighten her tangled hair with her hands in front of the mirror. The coquetry with which she always presented herself to the women’s court, which she feared, had to this time, in the form of a late hour, be reconciled with this single preening and the boredom of this dress, all wrinkled from the night in the carriage. (Anna de Noailles)

I remember once walking out hand in hand with a boy I knew, and it was summer, and suddenly before us was a field of gold. Gold as far as you could see. We knew we’d be rich forever. We filled our pockets and our hair, We were rolled in gold, We ran through the field laughing and our legs and feet were coated in yellow dust, so that we were like golden statues or golden gods. He kissed my feet, the boy I was with, and when he smiled, he had a gold tooth. It was only a field of buttercups, but we were young. (Jeanette Winterson)

There are bright moments in life, from which
the drought is still warm for a long time,
My son picked me a simple spring flower
from the yard today.
Picking the first flower of his life,
he brought it to his mom.
Over the vase, on my desk,
there is a flower-firefly. (Ellen Niit)

Buttercup features

The name ‘buttercup’ comes from the belief that the flower gave yellow color to butter but this is fancy, not fact, for grazing cattle usually avoid it. (Marian S. Edsall)

The creeping Ranunculus, equipped at the base with vigorous stolons, which forms real carpets in fields and gardens in damp soil. (Roger Blais)

Why Buttercup, if He did not love you, would He ever have made you at all? Would He have put that beautiful golden colour on you? Would He have made your petals so perfect, your stem so straight, your little cup so round and even? (Hariet Hamilton)

Look bravely up into the sky,
And be content with knowing
That God wished for a buttercup
Just here, where you are growing. (Sarah Orne Jewett)

Buttercup is a simple flower;
It blooms everywhere:
In the meadows and between the hummocks,
In the middle of the swamps. (Nikolai Kholodkovsky)

People and buttercup

Hey, we’ve all got problems, chum. I’m overly talkative. You look like a field of buttercups in a suit. (Jonathan Stroud)

With many readers, brilliancy of style passes for affluence of thought; they mistake buttercups in the grass for immeasurable gold mines under ground. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

The favorites of kings turn their lush color —
Like a buttercup to the sun — towards the throne,
But they have no trace of pride:
A stern look kills their happiness. (William Shakespeare)

Like a buttercup, intoxicated by a lute, —
I am not one of the people…
And, really, it’s somehow more comfortable to live
With an idea: to drink because of ideas. (Igor Severyanin)

Health and buttercup

All buttercup species contain varying amount of toxic and acid blistering compounds and should not be used internally or externally. (Steven Foster)

Despite its toxicity, its ability to blister skin made buttercups useful to medicinally in the sixteenth century, when it was crushed and applied to growths and lesions to make them fall off. (Odessa Begay)

Meadow buttercup has been used medicinally as the juice from the leaves to treat warts, and as a plaster applied locally to ease violent headaches and gouts. (Steve Andrews)

Buttercup juice has a strong local irritant effect. Sometimes this is used in folk medicine, using crushed green plants instead of mustard plasters. If such a “ mustard plaster ” is not removed in a timely manner, then ulcers may form on the skin underneath it. (Pyotr Zorikov)

Children and buttercup

Although the buttercup is a cheerful-looking addition to gardens and meadows, ‘it enters so frequently into the sports of infancy,’ which is why the flower came to symbolize childishness. (Henry Phillips)

A centuries-old children’s game is to hold the flower of a yellow buttercup under the chin of a friend. If the chin glows bright yellow, it means the person likes butter. (Odessa Begay)

All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children’s dower. (Robert Browning)

surrounds me
so-called —
buttercups. (Vladimir Mayakovsky)

Wildflowers and buttercup

The pink azalea, or swamp pink, violets, buttercups, and all kinds of meadow beauties began peeping up all around. (Harriet Anna Cheever)

Ye field flowers! the gardens eclipse you ’tis true:
Yet wildings of nature, I dote upon you,
For ye waft me to summers of old,
When the earth teem’d around me with fairy delight,
And when daisies and buttercups gladden ‘d my sight,
Like treasures of silver and gold. (Thomas Campbell)

Proud spikes swaying
in the morning breeze
poking their colorful heads
above the wild grasses
and Oxeye Daisies,
delicate Fleebane
Queen Anne’s Lace,
Hawkweed and St. John’s Wort,
Large Bluets and Buttercups galore
all mixing in a meadowy display
showing off their beauty
in a Summertime… (Gregory Joseph Firlotte)

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Sun and buttercup

Buttercups, bright eyed and bold, hold their chalices of gold to catch the sunshine and the dew. (Julia Caroline Dorr)

One morning, very early, when the sun was up,I rose and found the shiny dew on every buttercup. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Yellow is my favorite, but what is yellow? Handmaiden to white, it is a slight tarnish of pure light. Take away a bit of whites absolute luminosity, and what remains is yellow — sunlike, golden as a crown, buttercups in a field, marsh marigolds, a finch’s wing, a plastic flute. (Richard Grossinger)

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Nature and buttercup

The meadows are yellow with buttercups, and the birds fly out of the gold. (George Augustus Moore)

The crisp heather, the thick rushes, the yellow of the buttercups, the black bog waters. (Donn Byrne)

Spindly branches of buttercups were secreted among gleaming stems still moist at the roots from last night’s rain that had washedand refreshed the entire wood, had dowered it in poignant transparency, the unique, inconsolable quality of rainy countries, as if all was glimpsed through tears. (Angela Carter)

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Spring and buttercup

And the buttercups gathered in a motley crowd, And the flower buds on the branches swelled; And the singing water stream trembled and shone in a thousand different shades. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Buttercups and daisies,
Oh, the pretty flowers;
Coming ere the spring time,
To tell of sunny hours.
When the trees are leafless;
When the fields are bare;
Buttercups and daisies
Spring up here and there. (Mary Howitt)

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Dandelion and buttercup

Yellow japanned buttercups and star-disked dandelions, just as we see them lying in the grass, like sparks that have leaped from the kindling sun of summer. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Change of scene
Dandelion, cuckoo flower
and buttercups. (Katharina Britzen)

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Relax and buttercup

The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me. (James Russell Lowell)

I beautiful, green, soft grass, I lie in it. Amidst golden yellow buttercups! Above me… warm… the sky A wide, sparse, light-filled, blinding, trembling white that slowly… very… slowly closes my eyes. (Arno Holz)

Meadow and buttercup

Meadow Buttercup, which gives a yellow sheen to fields and meadows, is beloved of poets and a favorite of children. (Marian S. Edsall)

Meadows carpeted with buttercups, like slabs of gold in the somber forest. (John Fowles)


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