An annual sporting a Blue Diadem
Swirls of gladness and cheerfulness
Abound upon this ragged topknot of petals.
A garland of Sky Blue
Where else is found a
Cornflower with such
Gaze upon the azure
Centurea blessed hope
Accomplishment and Success.
Abounding with sharpest indigo
Proclaiming remembrance of veterans,
the Bluet de France
Worn November 11, the Lady Grey
full of honour and respect for those fallen
The Bachelor’s Button, wearing
its Blue cap or Blue Bonnet
waving in the breeze on
with tough stems ready for any
ceremony with dignity and pride.
“Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)