Honeysuckle quotes

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Scent and honeysuckle

I love the scent of jasmine, honeysuckle, and orange blossom. They remind me of gardens and visits to the ocean I would make as a boy. (Narciso Rodriguez)

The night was full of delicious smells, and he breathed a little in spite of himself, as if the thing were not entirely permitted, the heavy perfume of honeysuckle mixed with a pungent and fine scent of dead leaves. (Julien Green)

The goat didn’t give the honeysuckle – which smelled so nice – a good leaf. (Arthur Feldmann)

They lay on their heathery beds and listened to all the sounds of the night.They heard the little grunt of a hedgehog going by. They saw the flicker of bats overhead.They smelt the drifting scent of honeysuckle, and the delicious smell of wild thyme crushed under their bodies. (Enid Blyton)

but the name of the fragrant honeysuckle is Lonicera Caprifolium, on a windless night
all the slopes are full of fragrance and it is as if the stars are closer
and the sky is emptier. (Jaan Kaplinski)

Relationship and honeysuckle

At some point along the winding, honeysuckle-lined road of their lives, the love of a child had transformed into the love of a young woman, and the two loves had both been so natural and pure that she hadn’t noticed the difference. (Caitlin Rush)

So doth the woodbine the sweet honeysuckle
Gently entwist; the female ivy so
Enrings the barky fingers of the elm.
O, how I love thee! How I dote on thee! (William Shakespeare)

And bid her steal into the pleached bower,
Where honeysuckles, ripen’d by the sun,
Forbid the sun to enter… (William Shakespeare)

How it happens to honeysuckle
that attaches to the core:
when it is intertwined and wrapped
and all around the trunk he placed,
together they can live for a long time;
but then when you try to separate them,
the kernel dies immediately
and together the honeysuckle.
«Friend, this is how you feel about us:
not you without me, not me without you». (Mary of France)

People and honeysuckle

He stopped in the overgrown yard, shut his eyes in the sun, against flashes of crimson, and drew in the odors of catalpa-bells, soil, honeysuckle, wild onions, and herbs. (Saul Bellow)

I found God in puddles, in the scent of honeysuckle, in the purity of certain books and even in atheists. I have almost never found it among those whose job it is to talk about it. (Christian Bobin)

A light wind brought the smell of honeysuckle, and suddenly I was overwhelmed with solitude like under the shed. A loneliness without beginning and without end. I probably owed it to the beauty of the clearing, the fading light and the distant roar of the planes. (Hubert Mingarelli)

And of a Sunday swarm the folk
Under the honeysuckle vine,
Quaffing, the while they talk and smoke,
The sun, the melody, the wine. (Theophile Gautier)

Trellis and honeysuckle

And honeysuckle loved to crawl
Up the low crag and ruin’d wall. (Walter Scott)

The honeysuckle, bereft of its trellis, wandered helplessly over the ground, and amid a rank growth of weeds sprang a host of yellow snapdragons. (Eliza Calvert Hall)

I plucked a honeysuckle where The hedge on high is quick with thorn, And climbing for the prize, was torn, And fouled my feet in quag-water; And by the thorns and by the wind The blossom that I took was thinn’d, And yet I found it sweet and fair. (Dante Gabriel Rossetti)

Spring and honeysuckle

Meanwhile, spring came, and with it the outpourings of Nature. The hills were soon splashed with wild flowers; the grass became an altogether new and richer shade of green; and the air became scented with fresh and surprising smells — of jasmine, honeysuckle, and lavender. (Dalai Lama XIV)

Spring is here, primroses and violets have celebrated its arrival. The peach trees open their careless blossoms; the swollen buds of pear trees, of lilacs announce the approaching blossoming; the honeysuckles are already green. (Henri-Frédéric Amiel)

The velvet of the honeysuckle is full of pink flowers —
if the eyes are horrified, — the table is full of sadness.
Here the bees are on a hike, it’s their job,
after all, they are getting to know the spring juices. (Johannes Barbarus)

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Honeysuckle features

With slender growth and a white calyx, it entwines through shrubs and berry hedges — a deafeningly sweet summer scent, a twining, creeping hiding place. (Lilo Gerstenberg)

A fragrant honeysuckle tree, called «sweet love» in German, often grows in Latvian gardens. It needs support to climb up. At the end of May or the beginning of June, the bush blooms with creamy flowers, spreading a sweet smell in the surroundings. (Anna Žīgure)

… edible honeysuckle, it is easy to recognize by its brown bark, small foliage and elongated berries of a dark blue color with a matte coating… (Vladimir Arsenyev)

Heat and honeysuckle

The day the letter arrived the honeysuckle was everywhere, like the heat. (Cathleen Schine)

Honeysuckle and heather bushes chose the sunniest places, where the soil was heated from the heat. (Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak)

The light wind brought him the delicate, fragrant scent of honeysuckle, it touched his nostrils and made his sweat seem more acrid, then it drifted away into the air and was no longer there. (Conn Iggulden)

Nature and honeysuckle

I sat me down to watch upon a bank
With ivy canopied and interwove
With flaunting honeysuckle. (John Milton)

It was the maquis, the impenetrable maquis, made up of holm oaks, junipers, arbutus trees, mastic trees, alaternums, heathers, laurels, myrtles and boxwoods which were linked together by the mixing like hair, entwining clematis, monstrous ferns, honeysuckle, cysts, rosemary, lavender, brambles, throwing an inextricable fleece on the back of the mountains. (Guy de Maupassant)

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Happiness and honeysuckle

A day so happy. Fog lifted early. I worked in the garden. Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers. There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess. I know no one worth my envying him. (Czeslaw Milosz)

I took in the thick night air, the sweet smell of honeysuckle, the chirping of frogs, to impress the moment in the folds of my memory, preserve it like a flower between pages of a book. To remember: This is how it feels to be happy. (Laura McHugh)

Garden and honeysuckle

Gardens can be sharp and spiky as well as rose-embowered and honeysuckle-twined: there are corners and settings where thistles are not such an asinine taste after all. (Robin Lane Fox)

It had never been such a beautiful May. Every day the sky shone a peerless blue, untouched by cloud. Already, the gardens were crammed with lupins, roses, delphiniums, honeysuckle, and lime clouds of lady’s mantle. (Rachel Joyce)

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Flowers and honeysuckle

What a pity flowers can utter no sound!-A singing rose, a whispering violet, a murmuring honeysuckle… oh, what a rare and exquisite miracle would these be! (Henry Ward Beecher)

The lilies offered them a refuge of innocence amidst the ardent solicitation of sweet honeysuckles, musk violets, verbenas exhaling the fresh scent of a kiss, tuberoses blowing the swoon of a mortal voluptuousness… And hyacinths and tuberoses died in their perfume… (Emile Zola)

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Rain and honeysuckle

The sweet scent of honeysuckle mingled with the earthiness of recent rain. Summer rain. (Kate Morton)

The air is life-giving, humid, fragrant.
How honeysuckle smells!
The leaf bends down with its tip
and drops pearls from the tip. (Vladimir Nabokov)

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Women and honeysuckle

Honeysuckle and lilac Memories come back. (Juliana Hatfield)

Sometimes I like to run naked in the moonlight and the wind, on a little trail behind our house, when the honeysuckle blooms. It’s a feeling of freedom, so close to God and nature. (Dolly Parton)


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