After Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden, they experienced the cold and snow of winter. Eve began to weep, fearing she would never be warm again or experience the beauty of Spring. As she wept, an angel of the Lord took pity on her and turned the tiny snowflakes into tiny Snow Drop flowers, given Adam and Eve hope that winter would soon turn to Spring.
“The Snowdrop in it’s purest white array, first shows her head on Candlemas Day”To a SnowdropWilliam Woodsworth
Lone Flower, hemmed in with snows and white as theyBut hardier far, once more I see thee bendThy forehead, as if fearful to offend,Like an unbidden guest. Though day by day,Storms, sallying from the mountain-tops, waylayThe rising sun, and on the plains descend;Yet art thou welcome, welcome as a friendWhose zeal outruns his promise! Blue-eyed MayShall soon behold this border thickly setWith bright jonquils, their odours lavishingOn the soft west-wind and his frolic peers;Nor will I then thy modest grace forget,Chaste Snowdrop, venturous harbinger of Spring,And pensive monitor of fleeting years!