Tears of Mary

Judy Glattstein jgglatt@gmail.com
Mon, 26 Apr 2010 05:46:27 PDT
The folk tale goes like this:

Once upon a time the crown imperial, Fritillaria imperialis, had white, 
upright flowers. When Christ  was on the road to Calvary to be crucified 
the haughty crown imperial refused to mourn for him. Ever since it has 
been condemned to nod its flowers and blush for shame. And the nectar 
droplets inside the flower are its unshed tears.

Judy in very wet New Jersey, with 1.85 inches of rain in the previous 24 

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