There I was reminded that Kate Middleton—now the Duchess of Cambridge—had a bridal bouquet of lily of the valley. The plant’s charming perfume has been considered an attractant for some—ahem—important male biological function or other. It is also highly poisonous, although several medications have been developed using trace amounts of certain chemicals extracted from it.
The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see
All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay
He tells me ev’ry care on Him to roll.
He’s the Lily of the Valley, the bright and Morning Star,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.*
A collection of his articles are planned for publication later this year.
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