Here in a jar on the table a fine proud spike of purple irises rising above... D.H. Lawrence
And every pool a sapphire is, From shadowy deep to sunlit edge, Ribboned around with irises... M.L.C. Pickthall
Long conversations beside blooming irises – joys of life on the road Matsuo Basho
What is it about irises in the garden whether blue flag or yellow, deep purple, white with red
why do they catch the attention, the imagination more than lesser blooms? Raymond A. Foss