In The Fruitful Dark

 

Blessings on the winter.  

May all beings be safe and well.

 

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Wild Teasel’s botanical name Dipsacus fullonum derives from the Greek ‘to thirst’, referring to the way rainwater collects in the cup-like structures formed round the stem by the leaf bases. This led to the plant being called ‘Venus’s lips’ or ‘Venus’s basin’.  The dry seedheads were used to tease out, or card, wool before spinning.

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4 thoughts on “In The Fruitful Dark

  1. Deborah says:

    I love this poem thank you for sharing it with us and all very best wishes to you over Christmas and New Year xxx

  2. barleybooks says:

    What a lovely poem! Happy solstice to you.

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