Fragrance Quote for January 28th, 2012- Old Lilac Tree by William Thomas Davis

Fragrance Quote for January 28th, 2012- Old Lilac Tree by William Thomas Davis


How well I remember that old lilac tree,
Which stood in the garden near our back entry door;
No lily nor rose seemed ever to me
As sweet as the blossoms that lilac tree bore.

How gladly it welcomed the warm airs of spring,
As out of the west they swept down the vale;
How responsive it seemed, how eager to fling
Its banners of purple to the ravishing gale.

Like the honey bee sipping the sweets of a flower,
How oft and how richly my sense was regaled,
While sitting beneath my ivy clad bower
I drank in the perfume its blossoms exhaled.

The garden is gone, and the old lilac tree
Stands no longer by the back entry door;
But its fragrance remains, reminder to me
Of a home once beloved—but now no more.