Flowers form a special type of apparatus, he supposed, although it was an uncongenial usuage, an appropriation really, sapping the natural world of its mystery.
Still it was no different really to represent them generically. As bad to call them spring flowers and leave it at that. One ought to know the local names for the flowers of any region.
Soapthroat and heart's nipple, Butternub, Angel's tongue, Rhodia ivy, umber rose.
The flower he situated in the buttonhole of his iron tweed suit was called sweet cicely, a favorite of the sheik of Al Karak.
My hand the eye's other measure, surface and contour of meaning reflected upon you. You are standing near the garden watching the river waiting for someone, perhaps for me.