Came across this beauty by WCW recently, and I’ll just leave it right here:
When over the flowery, sharp pasture’s
edge, unseen, the salt ocean
lifts its form—chicory and daisies
tied, released, seem hardly flowers alone
but color and the movement—or the shape
perhaps—of restlessness, whereas
the sea is circled and sways
peacefully upon its plantlike stem
-William Carlos William
OK, I won’t just leave it. I’ll add: I love the clever use of enjambment in this poem, the way moving from the end of line 1 to line 2 feels as though we, too, have jumped off a cliff; the way the staccato line breaks in lines 5 and 6 reflect the sense of restless movement he’s describing. (Can we also swoon over the phrase “the shape of restlessness”?!) And, taken altogether, in one big gulp, the poem moves and sways evocatively: flowers in the breeze, the break of waves.
Tangentially related, I have been on the hunt for a breezy floral dress for my birthday. Below, some of my favorite picks — and some incredible accessories to pair with them.
Les Prettiest Floral Dresses + Accessories.
Click on images to be taken directly to product details, or see links below — I’ve also included a couple of alternates in the list below!.
+Ganni dress. (Love this label!)
+Taschen flower book. (I actually just bought this for my mother in law, who is a bigtime flower lover!)
+Off-the-shoulder yellow dress (only $60!)
+I have had my eyes on these floral Alexandre Birman heels forever.
+One of my go-to lip color picks: Fresh in Petal. Pretty and natural, and tastes excellent.
+These floral hoops look a lot like a style by Oscar de la Renta — but only cost $50!
+A pretty little floral top — under $50!
+A Gap steal (under $80!).
+Hydrating rose face spray (<<love this stuff!)
Budget Buys: Floral Stunners for $60 and Under.
I am smitten with this pretty piece of perfection, shown below, but I also love this (which I just saw on Arielle of SomethingNavy even though it’s not a maternity dress) and this. A little more expensive, but still reasonable: this is darling.
Florals from Up-and-Coming Labels: Seren London and Dagny London.
How to die is this floral jumpsuit by new-to-me label Seren?!