Rejoice In Simplicity

Rejoice In Simplicity - A painting of a mouse enjoying the sweet fragrance of a flower

Dear common flower, that grow’st beside the way,

Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold,

First pledge of blithesome May,

Which children pluck, and, full of pride, uphold,

Hight-hearted buccaneers, o’erjoyed that they

An Eldorado in the grass have found,

Which not the rich earth’s ample round

May match in wealth, thou art more dear to me

Than all the prouder summer-blooms may be.

– James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)


And ’tis my faith that every flower

Enjoys the air it breathes.

– William Wordsworth (1770-1850)