The Reaper and the Flowers $4.50$19.50

The Reaper and the Flowers

$4.50$19.50

There is a Reaper, whose name is Death,
And, with his sickle keen,
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,
And the flowers that grow between.

“Shall I have naught that is fair?” Saith he;
“Having naught but the bearded grain?
Though the breath of these flowers is sweet to me,
I will give them all back again,”

He gazed at the flowers with tearful eye,
He kissed their drooping leaves;
It was for the Lord of Paradise
He bound them in his sheaves.

“My Lord has need of these flowerets gay,”
The Reaper said, and smiled:
“Dear tokens of the earth are they,
Where he was once a child.”

“They shall all bloom in fields of light,
Transplanted by my care,
And saints, upon their garments white,
These sacred blossoms wear.”

And the mother gave, in tears and pain,
The flowers she most did love:
She knew she should find them all again
In the fields of light above.

O, not in cruelty, not in wrath,
The Reaper came that day;
‘Twas an angel visited the green earth,
And took the flowers away.

A funereal bouquet laid on cemetery grass: longiflorum lilies, white rose, chrysanthemum, and carnation.

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Presented in an amber apothecary vial

Reviews

  1. Danielle

    This turned soapy and sweet on me very quickly. For floral lovers this is a nice scent, the lily was very prominent before turning soapy. I like smelling lilies in my yard, just not on me, as I find that straight florals are overly sweet and cloying on my skin.

  2. Cheryl

    Very beautiful in the bottle and on. A very mature, floral scent. I don’t smell any grassiness; only flowers. Besides Eat Me and Snake Oil, this is another of my favorites.

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