„Lift your flowers
on bitter stems
chickory!“

—  William Carlos Williams, libro Al Que Quiere!

"Chicory and Daisies"
Al Que Quiere! (1917)
Contexto: Lift your flowers
on bitter stems
chickory!
Lift them up
out of the scorched ground!
Bear no foliage
but give yourself
wholly to that!
Strain under them
you bitter stems
that no beast eats —
and scorn greyness!

William Carlos Williams Foto
William Carlos Williams2
poeta estadounidense 1883 - 1963

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„In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers.“

—  Lucretius Roman poet and philosopher -94 - -55 a.C.

Book IV, lines 1133–1134 (reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations)
Variant translation: From the midst of the fountain of delights rises something bitter that chokes them all amongst the flowers.
Compare: "Still from the fount of joy's delicious springs / Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling venom flings", Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto I, stanza 82
De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things)
Original: (la) Medio de fonte leporum
surgit amari aliquid quod in ipsis floribus angat.

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„Morn shall meet noon
While the flower-stems yet move,
Though the wind dieth soon
And the clouds fade above.“

—  William Morris author, designer, and craftsman 1834 - 1896

Love is Enough (1872), Song VII: Dawn Talks to Day
Contexto: Morn shall meet noon
While the flower-stems yet move,
Though the wind dieth soon
And the clouds fade above.
Loved lips are thine
As I tremble and hearken;
Bright thine eyes shine,
Though the leaves thy brow darken.
O Love, kiss me into silence, lest no word avail me,
Stay my head with thy bosom lest breath and life fail me!
O sweet day, O rich day, made long for our love!

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„His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.“

—  William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800

No. 35, "Light Shining out of Darkness".
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„The Kantians’ conception of duty relates to the commandment of honor, the voice of God and one’s calling in us, as the dried plant to the fresh flower on the living stem.“

—  Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829

Die Pflicht der Kantianer verhält sich zu dem Gebot der Ehre, der Stimme des Berufs und der Gottheit in uns, wie die getrocknete Pflanze zur frischen Blume am lebenden Stamme.
“Ideas,” Lucinde and the Fragments, P. Firchow, trans. (1991), § 39

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„It's sort of like a mockery in a way of reality because they think everything is smiles and sweetness and flowers when there is something bitter to taste. And to pretend there isn't is foolish.“

—  Edie Sedgwick Socialite, actress, model 1943 - 1971

On the 60's flower children
Edie : Girl On Fire (2006)
Contexto: It's sort of like a mockery in a way of reality because they think everything is smiles and sweetness and flowers when there is something bitter to taste. And to pretend there isn't is foolish. I mean the ones that wonder around and know, at the same time, and yet wear flowers, and they deserve to wear flowers. And they've earned their smile... you can tell by people's eyes.

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„If our soul, then, is no longer His image, we still do not resemble Him by our hands, feet, mouth, face and ears any more than the cabbage does by its leaves, flowers, stem, heart or head.“

—  Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655

The Other World (1657)
Contexto: Tell me, is the cabbage you mention not as much a creature of God as you? Do you not both have God and potentiality for your father and mother? For all eternity has God not occupied His intellect with the cabbage's birth as well as yours? It also seems that He has necessarily provided more for the birth of the vegetable than for the thinking being... Will anyone say that we are born in the image of the Sovereign Being, while cabbages are not? Even if it were true, we have effaced that resemblance by soiling our soul in the way in which we resembled Him, because there is nothing more contrary to God than sin. If our soul, then, is no longer His image, we still do not resemble Him by our hands, feet, mouth, face and ears any more than the cabbage does by its leaves, flowers, stem, heart or head.

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„Where are the flowers, the beautiful flowers,
That haunted your homes and your hearts in the spring?
Where is the sunshine of earlier hours?
Where is the music the birds used to bring?“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

(9th May 1829) Change
(20th June 1829) Fame : An Apologue See The Vow of the Peacock, as The Three Brothers
(29th August 1829) First Grave See The Vow of the Peacock as The Single Grave
The London Literary Gazette, 1829

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„The flower you hold in your hands was born today and is already your age.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

La flor que tienes en tus manos ha nacido hoy y ya tiene tu edad.
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„Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.“

—  Samuel Rutherford Scottish Reformed theologian 1600 - 1661

Fuente: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 51.

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„Amidst the early morning dew
Walking across the greenery
And in the evening that is scary
While taking a breath,
Oh, flower, I listen to your song,
Oh flower, I defeat your love.“

—  Kuvempu Kannada novelist, poet, playwright, critic, and thinker 1904 - 1994

"The Flower", a translation of his first Kannada poem "Poovu".

/ Poet, nature lover and humanist (2004)

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„That strange flower, the sun,
Is just what you say.
Have it your way.“

—  Wallace Stevens, libro Harmonium

"Gubbinal"
Harmonium (1923)
Contexto: p>That strange flower, the sun,
Is just what you say.
Have it your way.The world is ugly,
And the people are sad..</p

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