I come in the little things, Saith the Lord: Yea, on the glancing wing of eager birds, the softly pattering feet of furred and gentle beasts. I come in the little things, Saith the Lord: Not borne on the morning's wings of majesty, but I have set My feet amidst the delicate and bladed wheat. I come in the little things, Saith the Lord.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Language of Flowers: Tiger Lily
Wealth & Pride
I associate the Tiger Lily with my grandmother's front walk. Her house was built by my grandfather in 1919 out of southern pine. It sat up on brick pillars, was never painted, and had a tin roof. The house, with it's wide porch stretching across the front, was just one story with a center hall ending in the dining room next to the kitchen. The floors had linoleum "rugs", and there was no central heating--nor an indoor bathroom or hot running water for the first 40 years. Her house was certainly not a symbol of wealth or pride! But she had those glorious flowers lining the grassy walk up to her humble home.
It is said that Emily Dickinson identified with the Tiger Lily because of her auburn hair.