Monday, May 2, 2011
A sure sign of spring,our garden is full of these precious little violets, popping up all over the place. This fragile little 1909 publication, Sweet Violets, includes a variety of short poems about friendship by authors such as Emerson, Plato, and Longfellow. Even George Washington is included, 'True friendship is a plan of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.'
Another example, Deep within a shady dell Violets were hiding. Take them, now, and let them tell Of friendship all abiding. So may joys shine forth to-day, Shedding fragrance on your way! ~Ellis Walton.