greentapestry : A Poem For April

Sunday, 1 April 2012

A Poem For April

"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.


  1. Charming poem and illustration :)

  2. I love those little illustrations, they have always enchanted me. :) Welcome, welcome spring!

  3. Forget me nots turn up everywhere here. Happy spring!

  4. I remember forget me nots from my childhood, they seemed to be everywhere.

  5. The poem is so sweet, and the picture too. My forget-me-nots are just beginning to show buds!

  6. I adore these fairies and what a sweet poem

  7. My forget-me-nots aren't doing anything at the moment, there aren't as many as last year - perhaps I pulled them all out too early before they managed to scatter the seed - we'll just have to wait and see.


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