Iris quotes

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People and irises

I have had more than half a century of such happiness. A great deal of worry and sorrow, too, but never a worry or a sorrow that was not offset by a purple iris, a lark, a bluebird, or a dewy morning glory. (Mary McLeod Bethune)

Hello, sick person, she said to the purple iris, pierced to holes by a worm. (Alexander Grin)

Praying It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak. (Mary Oliver)

Why does the fragrant iris
get angry all the time,
Why does it hurt my heart
and cause grief? (Qu Yuan)

Iris is the name of the delicate flower
that blooms silently on the earth,
but with its blue eyes
only sees the blue of the sky.
To adorn your path of life
Here in the dark land of shadows,
the good gardener has gently
sent Me down to you. (Luise Hensel)

Love and irises

I love you as the dawn loves the iris marshes. (Lord Dunsany)

Passion long, serene My soul took up, Iris smoky, tender iris Incense jet… (Aleksandr Blok)

In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish’d dove; In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. (Alfred Lord Tennyson)

Mark how the yellow iris wearily Leans back its throat, as though it would be kissed By its false chamberer, the dragon-fly, Who, like a blue vein on a girl’s white wrist, Sleeps on that snowy primrose of the night, Which ‘gins to flush with crimson shame, and die beneath the light. (Oscar Wilde)

And the windy Cupid was rather angry At the fact that he was caught in the night at the fountain When he stood secretly urinating on irises The spring and the horizon stirred up his drunken breath (Guillaume Apollinaire)

Nature and irises

… while acres of marsh shone with the yellow iris flowers. (George Christopher Davies)

And everything he saw, the yellow iris, the blue butterfly, the water-weeds, were in their kind perfect. (Edward Frederic Benson)

It smelt damply of wet lily leaves and iris roots and mud. (Edith Nesbit)

I recall looking out the window at Redbuds,Dogwoods, daffodils, irises and pom-pom bushes, knowing exactly what Heaven must look like: a spring day in Kentucky. (Ashley Judd)

A thunderstorm broke out –
on the slope the irises droop,
nailed down with a downpour … (Shūōshi Mizuhara)

Nature quotes

Gardening and irises

I was looking anxiously for some iris roots I planted here, close to this reservoir, and which some one has trampled upon this morning. (Alexandre Dumas)

Dear friend, don’t forget to come on Monday as agreed, all my irises will be in bloom, later there will be some spent. (Claude Monet)

Tall bearded irises are easy to grow but not always easy to grow well. (Pamela Harper, Frederick McGourty)

There are no green thumbs or black thumbs. There are only gardeners and non-gardeners. Gardeners are the ones who ruin after ruin get on with the high defiance of nature herself, creating, in the very face of her chaos and tornado, the bower of roses and the pride of irises. It sounds very well to garden a ‘natural way’. You may see the natural way in any desert, any swamp, any leech-filled laurel hell. Defiance, on the other hand, is what makes gardeners. (Henry Mitchell)

Gardening quotes

Irises features

The iris on its tall stem: neither seeking nor waiting. (Marty Rubin)

The iris illyrica received its name from its resemblance to the sky iris. For this very reason, the Latins know it as arcumen, a name due to the fact that its flower, by the variety of its colors, imitates the rainbow. (Saint Isidore of Seville)

Is there anything more spectacular than the bearded iris in their short season? (Ann Lovejoy)

Well. Then we had the irises, rising beautiful and cool on their tall stalks, like blown glass, like pastel water momentarily frozen in a splash, light blue, light mauve, and the darker ones, velvet and purple, black cat’s ears in the sun, indigo shadow, and the bleeding hearts, so female in shape it was a surprise they’d not long since been rooted out. (Margaret Atwood)

Women and irises

This woman was beyond such simplicities as a little purple iris. (Flora Annie Steel)

Tis the flag-lily growing tall Amid the meadow grass; The Iris, as we often call Each snowy-snooded lass. (Marian Longfellow)

Her body smelled of iris, a stifling, carnal, irritating smell, evoking drowsiness and laziness, saturated with the evaporation of slow waters. (Fyodor Sologub)

Suddenly looms up, elegant, with fine and pure forms, a clowness tightly molded in a dark swimsuit strewn with stars, – slender, like a large black iris, flexible and slender, whose golden tuft would be the pistil and the stamens. It’s Lulu. (Felicien Champsaur)

Art and irises

The white light of truth, in traversing the many sided transparent soul of the poet, is refracted into iris-hued poetry. (Herbert Spencer)

I’m bored; pick me young girls and blue irises in the shade of the hornbeams… These verses that I write annoy me too, and my dog begins to squint, sitting, listening to the clock which annoys him as I am bother. (Francis James)

Must you know that yours will be the “better” picture before you pick up the brush and paint? Can it not simply be another picture? Another expression of beauty? Must a rose be “better” than an iris in order to justify it’s existence? I tell you this: you are all flowers in the Garden of the Gods. (Neale Donald Walsch)

Flowers and irises

Even if the rose is the queen of flowers, the iris is a goddess. (Michael Feiler)

Those green irises were like gentle pools of brilliant meadows of sage and green-envy coneflowers swaying in a warm breeze. (Christine Zolendz)

Iris all hues, roses, and jessamine Reared high their flourished heads between, and wrought Mosaic; underfoot the violet, Crocus, and hyacinth with rich inlay Broidered the ground, more coloured than with stone Of costliest emblem: other creature here Beast, bird, insect, or worm durst enter none; Such was their awe of man. (John Milton)

Flowers quotes

Myths and irises

In Greek mythology, the goddess Iris sped messages to the gods on the rainbow’s arc. Her flower bears no perfume, but steam distillation of the root, or rhizome, yields orris, a precious essence that smells of candle wax, but its impression in perfume is powdery, silvery green, violet-like- a prize of the perfumer’s palette. How I wish I could summon the goddess to carry my message to those I love. (Jan Moran)

The iris danced across
the ancient Grecian skies
gliding with her embossed
satiny milken sides… (Muse)

Forest and irises

Picked this cornflower in the rustling rye, These briar roses from a luscious hedge, This purple iris in the woodland sedge. (Maurice Baring)

What in your life is calling you, When all the noise is silenced, The meetings adjourned… The lists laid aside, And the Wild Iris blooms By itself In the dark forest… What still pulls on your soul? (Rumi)

Forest quotes

Attitude to irises

Irises are blooming! For the first time in my life I saw a blooming iris, and was fascinated by the unusual shape. It seemed to me that there is no better flower in terms of sophistication! (Mikhail Prishvin)

The bulbous iris are important because their early flowers provide a food source for bees and early flying insects. (Diana Beresford-Kroeger)

River and irises

My life, like a solitary iris growing on the edge of the river of time, gives its flower today. (François-René de Chateaubriand)

The iris extended leaves to his brother. Mirror of the river. (Matsuo Basho)

Sky and irises

In the Achilleon the iris begins to bloom, and iris-glowing clouds move. (Hermione of Prussia)

You captured the summer sky In your bloom, blue and silky smooth, As if you wanted to shine in a garden That still has the light of the days of creation. (Lilly Schumann)

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