Monday, 30 March 2009

Forget-me-nots.

Forget-me-nots represent lasting love. In Victorian England, the forget-me-not flower was worn by woman to ensure that their lovers never forgot them.

The legend goes that a Knight and his bride were walking beside a river. While gathering little blue flowers for his sweetheart, the Knight fell into the deep river. Just before his heavy armour pulled him beneath the water, he tossed the flowers to his wife and pleaded "Forget Me Not."
Those were his dying words, and ever since the little blue flowers have been known as forget-me-nots.

When bees hum in the linden tree
and roses bloom in cottage plots.
Along the brookside banks we see
the blue wild forget-me-nots.

Shy flowers that shun the prying eyes-
content to let the daisy hold,
The glances of the passers-by-
with brazen stare of white and gold.

Forget-me-not!
From long ago it stirs the thought-
of happier days.
For memories like wildflowers grow
along the heart`s untrodden ways.
Patience Strong.

So small, so blue, in grassy places
My flowers raise
Their tiny faces.

By streams my bigger sisters grow,
And smile in gardens,
In a row.

I`ve never seen a garden plot;
But though I`m small
Forget-me-not!

3 comments:

Ramblings From Spain said...

What a nice history about such a sweet little flower x

Piecefulafternoon said...

ONe of our favorites also. Thanks for the story - and the lovely pictures.

Deb said...

Love the little forget-me-nots too. Wonderful post, legend & poems.