The poet Rilke, writing to Elisabeth Ephrussi, told her to:
‘Look into the blue of the hyacinths. And the spring!’
Well? What are we waiting for? Let’s go and find a hyacinth and then inhale its heady perfume!
And meet their wild cousins, the wood-carpeting blue-bells.
Source: Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes: A hidden inheritance (London: Chatto & Windus, 2010), p. 217
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