Flower Kingdom




"I am a King,
Or an Emperor rather, 

I wear crown-imperial
And prince's-feather;


Golden-rod is the sceptre
I wield and wag,

And a broad purple flag-flower
Waves for my flag.


Elder the pithy
With old-man and sage,

These are my councillors
Green in old age;


Lord-and-ladies in silence
Stand round me and wait,

While gay ragged-robin
Makes bows at my gate.



- Poem I am a King by Christina Georgina Rossetti 

My sister Courtney and I, reigning over our glorious kingdom of flowers, this past Labor Day Weekend in Michigan.