The Poet knocked off the stiff heads of the dahlias, And his cane lopped the gillyflowers at the ground.
"Sword Blades and Poppy Seed" by Amy Lowell
Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots, and gillyflowers.
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
By the way, I'm gong to learn riding, Gillyflower.
"The Lamp of Fate" by Margaret Pedler
What gillyflowers and what columbines!
"The Woman Who Did" by Grant Allen
I cannot talk to you any more, my Gillyflower, though I am leaving volumes unsaid.
"Beechcroft at Rockstone" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I might as well try to whiten a clove gillyflower!
"Love and Life" by Charlotte M. Yonge
One would think they were the same clove gillyflowers as when I went away.
"A Reputed Changeling" by Charlotte M. Yonge
From whatever source the popular ideas of heaven be derived, the mention of gillyflowers is not uncommon.
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Vol. II (of 3)" by Walter Scott
By the aid of a microscope, a 'gillyflower' was seen protecting a chrysalis.
"Trifles for the Christmas Holidays" by H. S. Armstrong
The temples are overgrown with snapdragons and mallows, yellow asters and lilac gillyflowers, white allium and wild fig.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
Take roses red and lilies white,
A kitchen garden's my delight;
Its gillyflowers and phlox and cloves,
And its tall cote of irised doves.
"The Choice" by Katharine Tynan
"Their beds are made in the heavens high,
Down at the foot of our good lord's knee,
Weel set about wi' gillyflowers;
I wot, sweet company for to see.
"Clerk Saunders" by Andrew Lang
And windflowers and yellow gillyflowers
Pierce the astonished earth with light:
And most-loved wallflower's bloody petal
Shakes over that long frosty battle.
"From Wear To Thames" by John Freeman
When someone says: "Alexandria,"
I see the white walls of a house,
a small garden row of gillyflowers,
an autumn evening's pale sunlight
and hear the music of distant flutes.
"When Someone Says:" by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin