Two things to share today, both lily-related. I first heard of the ‘Fête des muguets’ when I was a teenager and was given a bunch of lilies of the valley. Yesterday in Geneva I was happy to see the shops stocked up with slender, small pots and bunches of these bobbing bell-like delights.
And I recently discovered this zestful version of the song ‘Le temps des muguets’ sung by the French actress, Danielle Darrieux.
More recently I came across a quotation from Dante that was redolent with generosity …
‘Give lilies with full hands.’
Hope it all gets you in the mood for a lovely May Day.
Source: Dante,The Divine Comedy (Purgatory, Canto 30), trans. Clive James (New York: Liveright Publishing, 2013), p. 326
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