“Soon will the …

Photo of some pink Sweet William flowers (Dian...

Sweet William flowers (Dianthus barbatus). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Soon will the high Midsummer pomps come on,
Soon will the musk carnations break and swell,
Soon shall we have gold-dusted snapdragon,
Sweet-William with his homely cottage-smell,
And stocks in fragrant blow;”

– From ‘Thyrsis’ by Matthew Arnold, British Poet, 1822-1888

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