Plato in the Peonies Written by Mike Ross Peony “Plato in the peonies, Socrates force-growing his own hemlock. A man toting a sack of blood manure across his lawn is kin to Atlas letting the world spin easy on his shoulder.” Ray Bradbury 40.040174 -76.262542 Lancaster, PA, USA Share this:TwitterPinterestFacebookTumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related 12 thoughts on “Plato in the Peonies” beautiful image…gonna ponder that quote. Happy Saturday, Mike. LikeLike Reply Thanks Lois, I left out the part that might help you make sense of it: “Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher. Nobody guesses, nobody accuses, nobody knows, but there you are.” Happy Saturday to you too and have a great weekend! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Ah, most helpful, Mike! Thank you. LikeLike Reply Also there weren’t many obscure sayings about Peonies. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Such a full flower! LikeLike Reply Yes these can get very large and they usually blow around in the wind like buoys in a rough sea. But this time I jammed (gently placed) the flower in between the fence. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Ha ha! LikeLike Reply And it still moved! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The quote is a little bit too bloody for me – but the flower is beautiful, and also the blue ones of Lancaster. LikeLike Reply Thanks, the quote was written by a science fiction writer so he probably has a very vivid imagination. LikeLike Reply Are you one? (just joking) LikeLike Reply My writing is more in the style of Charles Bukowski. Self deprecating complaining about life and my imaginary world. LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply to loisajay Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.