"At first thy little being came:If nothing once, you nothing lose, For when you die you are the same;The space between, is but an hour, The frail duration of a flower" -- Philip Freneau
"Women with flower" -- Naomi Long Madgett
I wouldn't coax the plant if I were you. Such watchful nurturing may do it harm. Let the soil rest from so much digging And wait until it's dry before you water it. The leaf's inclined to find its own direction; Give it a chance to seek the sunlight for itself.Much growth is stunted by too careful prodding,Too eager tenderness. The things we love we have to learn to leave alone.