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THE IRIS (蝴蝶花)

(2009-10-21 09:31:28)
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Thou art the Iris, fair among the fairest,

Who, armed with golden rod

And winged with the celestial azure, bearest (bear)

The message of some God.

 

Thou art the Muse, who far from crowded cities

Hauntest (haunt)  the sylvan streams,

Playing on pipes of reed the artless ditties

That come to us as dreams.

 

O flower-de-luce, bloom on, and let the river

Linger to kiss thy feet!

O flower of song, bloom on, and make for ever

the world more fair and sweet.

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

Iris was the Greek goddess of the rainbow who sped from place to place to give messages to the living from the gods. For this reason the iris means “a message” in flower language. As she rushed across the sky, she would leave a trail of color, forming rainbows. She also guided the souls of women to their final resting place and so the iris became a common flower on women’s graves, in honor of Iris. King Louis VII of France dreamt one night of the iris. It has such a lasting impression on him that he used it as his emblem during the Crusades. The charming iris became known as the fleur-de-Louis, and later the fleur-de-lis. The three leaves of the iris stand for valor, wisdom and faith.

艾里斯是希腊彩虹女神,她从东飞到西替众女神向生灵传递信息,因此在花的语言中蝴蝶花意为 “消息”。 她在天空匆匆飞过时会留下一道色彩,形成彩虹。她还指引女人的灵魂到达她们安息之地,因此蝴蝶花就成了女人墓地上常见的花束,以纪念艾里斯。法国国王路易七世有一夜梦见蝴蝶花,此花给他留下了不可磨灭的印象,于是在十字军圣战中他将蝴蝶花当作自己的徽章。迷人的蝴蝶花由此得路易之花的美名,后来又被称为百合花(法国王室纹章花形)。蝴蝶花的三片叶子分别代表英勇,智慧和忠诚。

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