He Fell Forward Like a Cut Flower

by James Matthew Barrie

The unhappy Hook was as impotent as he was damp,
and he fell forward like a cut flower.




Today is the anniversary of the death of the author of Peter Pan, James Matthew Barrie.

Barrie was inspired by Kensington Gardens.

In 1912, he commissioned Sir George Frampton to build the statue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. It's been a favorite of visitors to the park ever since.

Gardens and flowers were a tremendous source of inspiration from Barrie.

As featured on
The Daily Gardener podcast:

Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all.
He Fell Forward Like a Cut Flower

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