12 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Love-in-idleness”

  1. I saw these on the machair last week – so lovely. (I actually knocked on your door but no-one was home!)

  2. “Yet mark’d I where the bolt of Cupid fell:
    It fell upon a little western flower,
    Before milk-white, now purple with love’s wound
    And maidens call it love-in-idleness.
    Fetch me that flower; the herb I shew’d thee once:
    The juice of it on sleeping eye-lids laid
    Will make man or woman madly dote
    Upon the next live creature that it sees.”
    It is a little confusing as our Viola tricolour is more often yellow than purple.

  3. Ah of course – not that it would have sprung to mind even if my mind had been on the ball as it was not a play I studied 😉

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