victorian love notes

 

my dear iris,

you left me with

dewdrop tears3dbc9515476b6a54a35dfdd2c7a1dcf6--vintage-diy-flower-vintage
on my garden anemone

how can i trust your foxglove love?

offer me bluebells and ivy…

perhaps i shall arrange them in a
vase with fragrant yellow roses.

 

ah, sweet william,

now that i’ve returned

it is best to plant pansies
in the windowboxes

come away with me and
enjoy the lillies of the valley

let us climb the ripe plum tree!

 

 

 


In the Victorian era, flowers spoke secret messages. Sarah at dVerse poets explains the meanings of different blooms (as used in my poem). Say it with flowers!

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Adrienne Morris
    Oct 04, 2018 @ 09:08:49

    Reblogged this on Nothing Gilded, Nothing Gained-Author Adrienne Morris and commented:
    I love the old meanings of flowers and how they are used here in Lynn’s poem.

    Reply

  2. lillian
    Jul 29, 2018 @ 07:46:57

    Beautiful messages woven throughout! 🙂

    Reply

  3. Grace
    Jul 25, 2018 @ 16:54:08

    Sweet letter and I so love those bluebells and ivy ~ Good one Lynn ~

    Reply

  4. sarahsouthwest
    Jul 25, 2018 @ 16:25:13

    I’ve come back and read the new edit – great fun. I hope they make it!

    Reply

  5. Frank Hubeny
    Jul 25, 2018 @ 16:22:12

    Nice sound in this line: “how can i trust your foxglove love?”

    Reply

  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jul 25, 2018 @ 10:47:56

    I love this second chance…. the climbing of a plum tree sounds perfect.

    Reply

  7. sarahsouthwest
    Jul 25, 2018 @ 05:09:46

    Lovely! It’s such a fragrant poem at first glance, and then the hidden meanings give a secret layer and depth. Thank you for joining in 😌💐

    Reply

  8. newrana
    Jul 24, 2018 @ 21:50:22

    yes, I like this!!

    Reply

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