I have a garden with lots of blue spots of forget-me-nots. Once you have them in your garden, you will have them for ever, they sow themselves abundantly and I Iove enjoying that heavenly blue....... Because there are plenty, I take some for our home. There are already blue flowers on the mantelpiece, but what shall I do with these, on the table? Yes, but first some pictures with my new find of the flea market, a cheese cover with forget-me-nots. It was love at first sight so I bought it.
I also picked a bunch of Leucojum vernum, the summer snowflake. Strange, a few weeks ago I missed them and I thought they had not survived the long winter, but they are there again and even more than ever.
Aan beide zijden van de zomerklokjes, zette ik blauwe bosjes met longkruid, blauwe druifjes en vergeet-mij-nietjes.
On both sides of the summer snowflakes I put blue posies with longwort, grape hyacinths and forget-me-nots.
De vergeet-mij-nietjes kaasstolp heb ik even in de open kast in de serre gezet.
I put the forget-me-not cheese cover in the open cupboard in the conservatory.
The Sweet Forget-Me-Not
Fancy brings a thougth to mind
Of a flower that's bright and fair
Its grace and beauty both combine
A brighter jewel more rare
Just like a maiden that I know
Who shared my happy lot
She whispered when we parted last
"Oh, you'll forget me not"
She's graceful and she's charming
Like the lily in the pond
Time is flying swiftly by
Of her I am so fond
The roses and the daisies
Are blooming 'round the spot
Where we parted, when she whispered
"You'll forget me not"
W met, I really don't know where
But stillo it's just the same
For love grows in the city streets
As well as in the lane
I gently clasped her tiny hand
Once glance at me she shot
She dropped her flower, I picked it up
'T was the sweet forget-me-not
And then there came a happy time
When something that I said
Caused her li9ps to murmur "Yes"
And shortly we were wed
There is a cott' down in the land
And a tiny plot
Where grows a flower, I know it well
It's the sweet forget-me-not.
-traditional from New Foundland
Recorded by Ian Robb-