Friday, May 22, 2009

Water Lily

Water Lily

Purity of Heart

Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,
And slips into the bosom of the lake:
So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip
Into my bosom and be lost in me.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1809-1892

Water Lilies take their name from the Greek water nymph, Nymphe, the goddess of springs, as they are found growing where the nymphs were said to play.

The pure white flower which does not open until midday then retires in early evening.

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