Lovely lilies

And why take ye thought for raiment?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

~ The Bible, Matthew (ch. VII, v. 28-29)

butter colored lily

Gracious as sunshine, sweet as dew
Shut in a lily’s golden core.

~ Margaret Junkin Preston, Agnes

butter colored lilies of may

Flowers…are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844


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