Forget-Me-Not

ienemien

Oosterwolde, Netherlands

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Forget-me-not, little happy flowers in my Garden, Oosterwolde, Friesland, The Netherlands.
Spring, April 2009

Myosotis from the Greek: mouse’s ear, after the leaf, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae that are commonly called Forget-me-nots. Its common name was calqued from the French, “ne m’oubliez pas” and first used in English in c.1532. Similar names and variations are found in many languages.

Folklore and legend Myosotis sylvatica Wood Forget-me-not.
In a German legend, God named all the plants when a tiny unnamed one cried out, “Forget-me-not, O Lord!” God replied, “That shall be your name.” In another legend, the little flower cried out, “Forget-me-not!” as Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden.

The Christ Child was sitting on Mary’s lap one day and said that he wished that future generations could see her eyes. He touched her eyes and then waved his hand over the ground and blue forget-me-nots appeared, hence the name forget-me-not.

In the 15th century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted “Forget-me-not”. This is a flower connected with romance and tragic fate. It was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love. Most people use these in weddings for love.

Photo made with Canon Powershot A40
original size flower 0,5 cm

Forget-Me-Not

Forget me not when you are Happy
Forget me not when you are Sad

Forget me not in times with Joy
Forget me not in times with Tears

Forget me not in times with Money
Forget me not when your pocket is Empty

Forget me not in the Dark Night
Forget me not on the Sunshine Beach

Forget me not in times with Hunger
Forget me not when your plate is Full

Just remember me, in every Season
Remember when I have fun
Remember just the Good Days
And let the Bad Days Gone

Made by ienemien, April, 2009

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