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Origin of "love lies bleeding"

Posted by 3saintjoan7 on January 25, 2003

In Reply to: Origin of "love lies bleeding" posted by ESC on January 12, 2003

: : : Not the herb, not the Elton John song-

: : : Anyone got any ideas?

: : : Many thanks-

: : see
: : It's an annual with a name derived from its appearance, with red flowers flowing down to the ground.. Question: is love an annual, or a perennial?

: Mad love/bad love is a weed, choking a garden of hopes and dreams. (How's that for purple prose on a Sunday morning? I was going to work in "bad seed" but thought that was going too far.)

ESC: Thanks!, and hey, purple prose on a Sunday morning is one of my ten reasons to go on living..

"..Love, that moves the sun and the other stars."
~last line of Paradiso