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Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Pray tell me, sweet forget-me-not,

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Oh, kindly tell me where you got

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Your curious name?

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I’m most desirous to be told

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The legend or romance of old,

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From whence it came.  ~ O. Herford

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Legend has it when Adam was giving names to all the plants in the Garden of Eden, he told them to be careful not to forget their names.

One little blue flower had to go back to ask what name had been given to him. 

It was then when Adam told him, “This day forward your name will be the Forget-not.”

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My favorite resemblance of the little blue flower comes from the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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He called the stars, “the forget-me-not’s of the Angels". 

I cannot think of a better comparison for them.


Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

I have always loved forget-me-nots and try and plant them as close to my front steps as possible..To me it is the perfect place for them since growning up that is where they grew in my mothers garden, around and under the front wooden steps.

Thank you for sharing these beautiful blooms and their stories and poems.


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I never knew the origin of the name. They are so precious and delicate. You captured them so well with your photography.

La said...

I didn't know that. La