Snowdrops quotes

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Flowers and snowdrops

These are the ones that suffer least: The aconite under the snow And the snowdrop crying for a moment in the wood. (T.S. Eliot)

The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn,
And violets bathe in the wet o’ the morn. (Robert Burns)

The plant succession that had begun in March with snowdrops and early crocuses would soon flicker out in a blaze of orange chrysanthemums and show its last pinpoints of color in bittersweet and ash berries hanging like embers in the general misty brown of the world. (Jane Smiley)

Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace;
Throws out the snowdrop and crocus first,
The daisy, primrose, violet darkly blue,
And polyanthus of unnumbered dyes,
The yellow wallflower, stained with iron brown. (James Thomson)

Quotes about flowers

Winter and snowdrops

Snowdrops: Theirs is a fragile but hardy celebration…in the very teeth of winter. (Louise Beebe Wilder)

Late February, and the air’s so balmy snowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming. Then, the inevitable blizzard will come, blighting our harbingers of spring, and the numbed yards will go back undercover. (Gail Mazur)

What does the long tiranny of winters matter!
Said a snowdrop, dazzling white;
I brave the aquilon, the nights and their coolness
Who can stop genius? (Charles Louis Mollevaut)

Winter, less sad than you think,
Sees a few flowers in its procession;
Even if I seem a little cold,
I’m going to sing the snowdrop. (Armand Gouffé)

Quotes about winter

People and snowdrops

The children were a great delight to him, appearing regularly every year like the lambs and the first snowdrops. (Daphne du Maurier)

Everyone looks for the first snowdrop as proof that our part of the earth is once more turning towards the sun, but folklore maintains that we should be wary of bringing them into the house before St Valentine’s Day, as any unmarried females could well remain spinsters! (Carole Carlton)

In the forest, in the forest, silence had cast a spell over all things. She plucked a great bouquet of daffodils and snowdrops, and tenderly held them to her, and tenderly kissed their fresh spring faces. She did not sing at all, but sat silent, expectant, and wondering, till her flowers faded and withered in her hands. (Katherine Mansfield)

The first snowdrops piously stretch.
The white shines and the sky blue
as if forever, and you trust:
He’s coming, he’s not coming, he’s coming…. (MB Hermann)

Spring and snowdrops

Most people liked it best in the early spring, when the woods down to the river seemed to shift almost before one’s eyes from snowdrop white to daffodil yellow to the shimmer of bluebells… (Jan Morris)

The snowdrop, and then the violet,
Arose from the ground with warm rain wet,
And their breath was mixed with fresh odour, sent
From the turf, like the voice and the instrument. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

The snow is white where there are no people.
The snow is white for every child.
And in spring, when the snowdrops bloom,
the snow turns green again. (Joachim Ringelnatz)

Quotes about spring

Snowdrops features

… little white snowdrops rang as if they were wearing bells. (Hans Christian Andersen)

…snowdrops tore the skin of the earth with a sharp bullet. (Victor Astafiev)

Snowdrops. They represent hope. The first flowers in the spring. Hope for a new beginning.» She took a sniff of the delicate blossoms and then shyly glanced over at him. (Elizabeth Boyle)

Bravery and snowdrops

Whatever their names or pedigree, snowdrops were something to look forward to — the earliest and bravest of the brave spring bulbs, defying the winter gloom. (Margaret Mayhew)

When haughty expectations prostrate lie,
And grandeur crouches like a guilty thing,
Oft shall the lowly weak, till nature bring
Mature release, in fair society
Survive, and Fortune’s utmost anger try;
Like these frail snowdrops that together cling,
And nod their helmets, smitten by the wing
Of many a furious whirl-blast sweeping by. (William Wordsworth)

Poetry and snowdrops

The early spring flower is the stuff of poetry and in this chill lockdown winter it is particularly inspiring. (Robin Lane Fox)

It’s spring. I suppose I ought to be impressed
By snowdrops, daffodils and all the rest —
Quite frankly I detest
The whole goddamn scene,
I’m sick of every platitude
That betrays some soppy poetic attitude —
I’m feeling quite depressed! (John Thorkild Ellison)

Love and snowdrops

The way he looked at Julia made her feel attractive. For half an hour, as their sentences floated pleasantly among the scent of violets and snowdrops, forget-me-nots and pansies, her interest in him grew. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

The snowdrop, child of windy March,
Doth glory in her whiteness;
Her golden neighbours, crocuses,
Unenvious praise her brightness!
But I do know where, out of sight,
My sweetheart keeps a warmer white. (Norman Rowland Gale)

Roses and snowdrops

Before we venture into a war of roses, we should practice with violets or snowdrops. (Martin Gerhard Reisenberg)

The lily has an air, And the snowdrop a grace, And the sweetpea a way, And the heartsease a face, — Yet there’s nothing like the rose When she blows. (Christina Georgina Rossetti)

Quotes about roses

Religion and snowdrops

They had no bright hues to charm me,
No gay painting to allure;
But they made me think of angels,
They were all so white and pure. (John Boyle O’Reilly)

Legend has it that the birth of the snowdrop is due to an angel descending from heaven to console Eve from the desolation of winter after she was cast out of the Garden of Eden. The angel would have caught a snowflake, blown on it and transformed it into a flower. This story explains why the language of flowers attributes to the snowdrop the symbol of consolation and hope. (Patrick Mioulane)

Mind and snowdrops

The mind perishes from contradictions, but the heart feeds on them. Warm sadness is often hidden under cold gaiety , just like alpine ice covers a gentle snowdrop. (Vasily Klyuchevsky)

My thought is a snowdrop
That grows and laughs despite the cold
Without worrying about time or place
My thought is a snowdrop.
If his land is very narrow
The dead leaf protects him,
My thought is a snowdrop
Which grows and laughs despite the cold. (Charles Cros)

Gardening and snowdrops

The snowdrop brings the garden out of its winter torpor, its comforting bloom bearing the promises of spring. (Patrick Mioulane)

The bed of flowers Loosens amain, The beauteous snowdrops Droop o’er the plain. The crocus opens Its glowing bud, Like emeralds others, Others, like blood. With saucy gesture Primroses flare, And roguish violets, Hidden with care; And whatsoever There stirs and strives, The Spring’s contented, If works and thrives. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Quotes about gardening

Death and snowdrops

Sad-hearted, be at peace: the snowdrop lies Buried in sepulchre of ghastly snow; (George MacDonald)

But you, flower of winter, modest Snowdrop,
Who, like a smile sketched out under tears,
Risk your gay note in the middle of the procession
With wich the season mourning surrounds itself in its rigors… (Charles Rouvin)

Others

The sun explains the miracle of light to curious snowdrops. (Ernst Ferstl)

Before the swallow, before the daffodil, and not much later than the snowdrop, the common toad salutes the coming of spring after his own fashion, which is to emerge from a hole in the ground, where he has lain buried since the previous autumn, and crawl as rapidly as possible towards the nearest suitable patch of water. (George Orwell)

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