March 29, 2012

At the Hyacinth Café...

... it's still quite early.


Palladian said...

“You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
They called me the hyacinth girl.”
—Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.
Öd’ und leer das Meer.

chickenlittle said...

Why did you throw the Jack of Hearts away?
It was the only card in the deck that I had left to play
And I'll say it again, I need a brand new friend.
The End

Hyacinth House

AllieOop said...

If of thy mortal goods thou bereft,
and from thy slender store
Two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one and with the dole,
Buy Hyacinths to feed thy soul.


chickenlittle said...

'Twere profanation of our joys
To tell the laity our loaves.

Chip Ahoy said...

These are my favorite flowers but they do not evoke poetry or literature for me as they do for you apparently, rather, I like them so much because they are the perfect little cartoon flower.

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Chip Ahoy said...

[had welded for wielded ↑ changed to charge]

Dr Fred's favorite composer is Beethoven. One night we all went home to Fred's house after a night of dinner and a lot of drinking.

Fred has a baton. He put on the Fifth and at the crescendo in undisciplined joy and abandoned inhibition and ebullient energetic conducting holding the baton as a sword charged at the gladiolas and sliced through the spray, but they didn't all go down in one slice, the baton was a poor sword so Fred took several more fierce slices as if by then quite mad until the gladiolas were destroyed shredded stems.

We roared our approval but his wife was mad as a hornet. It was her flower-related thoughtfulness that ensured there were always fresh gladiolas and it just flat pissed her right properly off to see Fred childishly destroy them. Which made it twice as glorious.

rhhardin said...

Spring manure spreading video

edutcher said...

It's never too early, however, for an early Spring.

Hope you and Meade had fun on his natal day (including something more than listening to Ron Paul).

PS Should we anticipate another Chip animation?

David said...

Hyacinths do not grow in South Carolina. A notable deficiency.

The azalea are pretty cool, but showy.

pm317 said...

Any Hyacinth Bucket (oh no, Bouquet) fans here? :)

I think the flower has a lovely fragrance but how it looks is another matter (like a cartoon, may be).

rhhardin said...

Imus account of what the Supreme Court does next:

They'll get in a room, they'll sit around and talk, and they'll say this is the way I feel about it, how do you feel, and then they'll let the women justices talk probably...

Scrutineer said...

Some smurf lost his boot.