On Valentine’s Day, I bought myself a pink carnation. Later, I looked up the meaning of the flower (it represents gratitude) and its etymology. The scientific name for carnation comes from the Greek for “Divine Flower,” so I was extremely happy and actually very moved because I felt like the flower was from God.

The first line is one that I borrowed from another poet. Unfortunately, I don’t remember which poet or poem it was.

She walks in beauty,

Though she’s unaware,

Her heart’s a home, Divinity,

Has made its presence there.

God gives her a carnation,

He’ll give her, too, a crown,

What source of joy! Salvation,

And being called His own.

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