"Now that the lilacs are in bloom,
She has a bowl of lilacs in her room." ~T.S. Eliot
"Just now the lilac is in bloom
All before my little room." ~Rupert Brooke
Both T.S. Eliot and Rupert Brooke got it right about the lilacs!
They ended up in my room--although it killed me to cut them.
Inside or outside, they make me happy with their delicious scent and
perfect little flowers!
"April is the cruelest month,
Breeding lilacs out of the dead land,
Mixing memory and desire,
Stirring dull roots with spring rain."
I think T.S. Eliot had a thing for lilacs, don't you?
And so do I!