White Primrose, Narcissi and John Keats

10 Apr

We have some lovely white Primroses in the front garden. They have arrived all of their own accord.

White Primroses with the more common pale yellow ones for contrast.

In all our garden work, a Narcissus became broken so I brought it in where we can appreciate its beauty close up.

Anyone know the name of this beauty?

John Keats dated his poem, Endymion,  April10th 1818,  200 years ago today. Here is a short extract which sums up my blog’s purpose.


From Endymion, Book 1

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: 
Its lovliness increases; it will never 
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep 
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep 
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. 
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing 
A flowery band to bind us to the earth, 
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth 
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days, 
Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkn’d ways 
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all, 
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall 
From our dark spirits.

John Keats



4 responses to “White Primrose, Narcissi and John Keats

  1. Suzy Shipman

    April 11, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Love the extract from the poem. Another one for my favourite poetry page 🙂 Thank you!

  2. nrhatch

    April 11, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Love the flowers!

  3. artfulcrone

    April 10, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Again, thank you for sharing your Beautiful Things.

  4. Heyjude

    April 10, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Such a lovely narcissus. I only have dwarf yellow ones, but could this be ‘Cragford’?


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