Sent with a Flower-Pot Begging a Slip of Geranium
by Christian Milne
Christian Milne nee Ross was born in Scotland in 1773. She wrote one book of
poetry, �Simple Poems on Simple Subjects� in 1805.
I�ve sent my empty pot again
To beg another slip;
The last you gave, I�m grieved to tell
December�s frost did nip.
I love fair Flora and her train
But nurse her children ill;
I tend too little, or too much;
They die from want of skill.
I blush to trouble you again,
Who�ve served me oft before;
But, should this die, I�ll break the pot,
And trouble you no more.
HENRI MATISSE - 1869 - 1954The three images on the left show Matisse�s interpretation of geraniums during the middle part of his career.