„I send thee pansies while the year is young,
Yellow as sunshine, purple as the night;
Flowers of remembrance, ever fondly sung
By all the chiefest of the Sons of Light.“
„Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee to-night.“
— Phillips Brooks American clergyman and author 1835 - 1893
Context: p>O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by;Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee to-night.</p O little Town of Bethlehem (1868), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— George Chapman English dramatist, poet, and translator 1559 - 1634
Act II, scene i.
„The poignancy of things
A purple flower
The blossoms of spring
And the light snow of winter
How they fall“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
— Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973
(28 July 1965) http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=27116.
— James Thomson (B.V.) Scottish writer (1834-1882) 1834 - 1882
„T is but a little faded flower,
But oh, how fondly dear!
'T will bring me back one golden hour,
Through many a weary year.“
— Ellen Clementine Howarth American writer 1827 - 1899
'Tis but a Little, Faded Flower, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Thomas Gray English poet, historian 1716 - 1771
I. 3, Line 16
„One naked star has waded through
The purple shadows of the night,
And faltering as falls the dew
It drips its misty light.“
— James Whitcomb Riley American poet from Indianapolis 1849 - 1916
„Tempests and windes and winter-nights
Vex not, that but One sees thee grow,
That One made all these lesser lights.“
— Henry Vaughan Welsh author, physician and metaphysical poet 1621 - 1695
Context: Tempests and windes and winter-nights Vex not, that but One sees thee grow, That One made all these lesser lights. If those bright joys He singly sheds On thee, were all met in one crown, Both sun and stars would hide their heads; And moons, though full, would get them down. "The Seed Growing Secretly".
„While Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters,
Sons of bankers, sons of lawyers
Turn around and say good morning to the night.
For unless they see the sky,
But they can't and that is why
They know not if it's dark outside or light.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
„Fly not yet; 't is just the hour
When pleasure, like the midnight flower
That scorns the eye of vulgar light,
Begins to bloom for sons of night
And maids who love the moon.“
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
Fly not yet.
„In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.“
— Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer 1850 - 1894
Bed in Summer, st. 1.
„Throw hither all your quaint enamell'd eyes
That on the green turf suck the honied showers,
And purple all the ground with vernal flowers.
Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies,
The tufted crow-toe, and pale jessamine,
The white pink, and the pansy freakt with jet,
The glowing violet,
The musk-rose, and the well-attir'd woodbine,
With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head,
And every flower that sad embroidery wears.“
— John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674