• Lilacs, False Blue, White, Purple,
    Colour of lilac,
    Your great puffs of flowers
    Are everywhere in this my New England ...
    Lilacs in dooryards
    Holding quiet conversation with an early moon;
    Lilacs watching a deserted house; ...
    Lilacs, wind-beaten, staggering under a lopsided shock of bloom,
    You are everywhere.

    Amy Lowell, “Lilacs”