by Rebecca A Sherman
Sunshine and rain at once; her smiles and tears
Were like a better way: those happy smilets
That played on her ripe lip seemed not to know
What guests were in her eyes, which parted thence
As pearls from diamonds dropped.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Gentleman, in King Lear, act 4, sc. 3, l. 17-22. Cordelia here becomes an emblem of pity; "like" means alike.]
Vintage female portrait along with one of Hemerocallis fulva "Kwanso", which is an heirloom daylily with orange triple petals.