"A song of forget - me - nots I sing!
Forget - me - nots are my favourite flowers,
Love, because they are like your eyes.
Blue, as the wild, blue butterflies
They stare and dream through the singing hours,
Under the turquoise and silver skies,
Under the fickle eyes of spring"
~ an extract from 'Rainbows - Forget - me - nots' by Olive Custance, 1874 - 1944
The illustration is one of Cecily Mary Barker's 'Flower Fairies'. I was surprised to come across two versions of 'The Forget- Me- Not Fairy'. I thought that this one conveyed more of a feeling of the mirth which these little flowers bring with them.