That is actually the final stanza of a smaller poem by Yoko:
“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”
For many of us in the colder climates, it has been quite a winter,
So, back to roses...the language of flowers is called floriography. Ancient Egyptians gathered, collected, and displayed flowers as did ancient Romans, Greeks, and Chinese. Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years. Plants and flowers are used as symbols in the Hebrew Bible — particularly of love and lovers in the "Song of Songs", as an emblem for the Israelite people and for the coming Messiah— and of Jesus Christ in the New Testament.
When daffodils begin to peer,
With heigh! the doxy over the dale,
Why, then comes in the sweet o' the year...
Right on, William!
In a very modern twist to this topic, in celebration of the 21st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's deployment into space in April 2011, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., pointed Hubble's eye to an especially photogenic group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The distorted shape of the larger of the two galaxies shows signs of tidal interactions with the smaller of the two. It is thought that the smaller galaxy has actually passed through the larger one.
Anyway, we are in full bloom...paper roses (not the unfaithful kind--maybe you remember that song)...and bunches and bunches of color...and plates and throws...and pillows and candles...but remember...