Simply Speaking…It’s May! It’s Daisy May!

Another re-post, but hope you enjoy again or for the first time!

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

In forgotten places
  there are daisies
  to love
  whether I am
  or not
  call them dogged or
  ox-eyed or
  by any name
  they are still
  a treat.


Cover Image Front Only ResizedThis illustration and poem is from my publication, A Friendship with Flowers, available at and now 10% off.

Here’s a new review by Christine Moran of journeyintopoetry and perfectimperfection:

A delightful exploration of the Oxfordshire countryside in a book of exquisite flower illustrations and delicate verse

In A Friendship with Flowers by D M Denton, a very talented author, poet and artist, we are taken on a gentle meander through the Oxford countryside where she not only lived for several years but breathed, absorbed and became part of her beautiful surroundings. This gorgeous book contains the author’s own exquisite illustrations of a variety of flowers from hedgerow and garden, all accompanied by mellow poetic verses in her own inimitable style.

Here is an example – of The Honeysuckle the author writes:-
By the back door/the night comes in as sweet/as honey is to eat, like nectar/to the moths and bees/who suckle all they please;/while I can never get enough/of the scent/that can climb trees.

This is a book to treat yourself to or give to a loved one as a very special gift. It uplifts and delights at the turn of every page and is, without doubt, one to treasure.

Happy May Everyone!

©Artwork and writing, unless otherwise indicated, are the property of Diane M Denton. Please request permission to reproduce or post elsewhere with a link back to bardessdmdenton. Thank you.

13 thoughts on “Simply Speaking…It’s May! It’s Daisy May!

  1. What a beautiful post, Diane, and I will have a copy of your book in hand very soon. Your review was wonderful and your poem is delightful for infinite readings! And how did you know I love Julie Andrews? She has been a favorite ever since The Sound of Music, in which I had a role in h.s. Anyway, Happy May to you and I hope you’re nearing the finish line with your novel! ♥ xo


    • Hi, Lauren. Forgive my delay in acknowledging your lovely comment. Thank you! I hope you enjoy “A Friendship with Flowers” when you get it. Yes, Julie Andrews had such a lovely voice – such a shame what happened to her. That’s great that you were in The Sound of Music in high school. I was actually in “Camelot” when I was a junior. Happy May to you, too, and thanks for your wishes on my novel writing … the editing and revising process is taking a while, but I hope it will be there by the end of the month. XO ♥


  2. Oh Diane, this is such a lovely post. Daisies are such homey flowers. I am in Oxfordshire right now, in a tiny village near Wantage and I could stay here. It is very special. You convey that with your words and paintings. Xxxx


  3. A delightful post,a good read and a a nice Friendship with Flowers … ;must be an exquisite book ! Loved the daisy onomatology and your presentation,dear Diane ! Have a Happy May !
    Doda 🙂 xxx


    • Hi, Kathryn, and thank you – hope it brings you much pleasure. I have your book here, ready to give my full attention once I get the new novel done, hopefully in a couple of weeks. XO ♥


  4. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book all the way through again yesterday while I was writing the review Diane. It really is a treasure and I almost quoted this one! It was between the two 😊 Oh by the way Ive emailed you regarding the Lulu issue. ❤ Xx


      • It has puzzled me because if it worked for you by putting my details in it should work for me shouldnt it?! Anyway as long as its there now thats what matters. Im more puzzled though because yesterday I got an email saying there had been a problem verifying me and would I click the link and confirm my email etc again. So I clicked and all it said was there is a problem, try again!! Lol 😊 ❤ xxx


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