Today I decided to make a floral arrangement based on the idea of the 'flower boat '. This will be the first in the series. Today's arrangement included two types of red and deep orangish flowers and the white gardenias. They are placed on a young frond of the bird's nest fern ( Asplenium nidus) and some broad leaves of the Red Ti ( Cordyline terminalis) and the banana leaf.
Flowers bring peace into a room. A posy or a single bloom- can dispel a restless mood An atmosphere of quietude- haunts the place where flowers are. You forget the things that jar. So still they stand in vase or bowl. Their silence speaks unto the soul. Day by day now autumn comes- beautiful chrsysanthemums- bring proud summer to its close. Heedless of the fading rose- rich and deep their colours blaze. Season of the mellow days-as chrysanthemums unfold- wine and amber,bronze and gold. From a blue jug by my chair-they watch me and I am aware- of their beauty blessing me- with their own tranquility. Who comes within this calmingspell- cannot doubt that all is well.
written byPatience Strong( pen name of Winifred Emma, UK poet, 1907-1990)