Category Archives: Shakespeare on Flowers

Flowers and poetry go hand in hand. Shakespeare’s plays poems and sonnets abound with reference to flowers, herbs stones “and their true qualities”

Shakespeare on Ecofriendly Living According to Nature

 “And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.” (As You Like It act 2, sc.1) Tips for use.  What better way to praise … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Romantic Compliments with Lilies and Roses

“Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white, Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose. They were but sweet, but figures of delight, Drawn after you, you pattern of all those. (SON.98) Tips for use. Keep these lines at … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, a Rose and the Questionable Power of the Label

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet.” (Romeo and Juliet act 2, sc. 2) Tips for Use.  Put a stop to debates about controversial definitions, names, or time-consuming arguments … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Perfect Romantic Quote

“…the sweetest flower of all the field.” (Romeo and Juliet, act 4, sc. 5) Tips for Use.  It was Mark Twain who claimed he could live for two months on a good compliment. If it’s two months for a man, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Roses as the Best Flower

“Of all Flowres, methinks a Rose is best” (The Two Noble Kinsmen, act 2, sc. 2) Tips for Use.  Use as a compliment – the suggestion, by the way, does not proceed from the blog writer, but rather from an … Continue reading

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The daffodils are here

“Daffodils, that come before the swallows dare, and take The winds of March with beauty” (Winter’s Tale Act 4, sc. 4) Tips for Use. Flowers are indissolubly linked to romance and the association woman-flower is almost instinctive. A flower is … Continue reading

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A Rose for Christmas?

At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May’s new fangled mirth, But like of each thing as in season grows.” (LLL.1.1) How to Use. The best quotes capture simple truths in a unique way … Continue reading

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