Sunday, May 3, 2015


When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d,
And the great star early droop’d 
in the western sky in the night,
I mourn’d,
 and yet shall mourn
 with ever-returning spring.
Ever-returning spring,
 trinity sure to me you bring,
Lilac blooming perennial
 and drooping star in the west,
And thought of him I love. 

"When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd"
-Walt Whitman

Edmund Leighton

Purple Lilac
My favorite May flower!

Capri Girl With Flowers
Sophie Gengembre Anderson

"Winds of May,
 that dance on the sea,
Dancing a ring-around in glee..."
Winds of May
James Joyce  

 Albert Batashev


May's Full Flower Moon

 Month of the Planting Moon 
" a na a gv ti "
In Cherokee 
Heirloom White Lilacs


She walks in beauty, like the night

   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

   Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to that tender light

   Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,

   Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

   Or softly lightens o’er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express,

   How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

   So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

   But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

   A heart whose love is innocent!

 Lord Byron

White Lilac
 Jean Francois Portaels

 Lilac Bush
Vincent van Gogh

Lilacs and The Painted Lady

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