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Forest Queen

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Wednesday June 19, 2013

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Caption: Poem to the Magnolia Grandiflora Majestic flower! How purely beautiful Thou art, as rising from thy bower of green, Those dark and glossy leaves so thick and full, Thou standest like a high-born forest queen Among thy maidens clustering round so fair,— I love to watch thy sculptured form unfolding, And look into thy depths, to image there A fairy cavern, and while thus beholding, And while thy breeze floats o’er thee, matchless flower, I breathe the perfume, delicate and strong, That comes like

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7. ColoradoKat
6:23 PM GMT on June 25, 2013
Exquisite! I know I've said it before, but you
really have a knack with thite blooms. The detail
is wonderful. Very beautiful shot Maria!
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6. llpj04
1:09 PM GMT on June 22, 2013
Beautiful photo & poem ....& their lemon scent is heavenly!
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5. Proserpina
12:22 PM GMT on June 22, 2013
Thank you for the nice comments, much appreciated.
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4. CalicoBass
7:03 AM GMT on June 22, 2013
Very beautiful Maria!
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3. pegpics
10:29 AM GMT on June 21, 2013
Beautiful capture!!!...the breathless beauty of these blooms is exquisite!
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2. Kennebunker
2:39 AM GMT on June 21, 2013
Magnifient, Maria! What a treasure to find here in the galleries!
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1. Proserpina
1:19 AM GMT on June 21, 2013
Poem to the Magnolia Grandiflora

Majestic flower! How purely beautiful
Thou art, as rising from thy bower of green,
Those dark and glossy leaves so thick and full,
Thou standest like a high-born forest queen
Among thy maidens clustering round so fair,—
I love to watch thy sculptured form unfolding,
And look into thy depths, to image there
A fairy cavern, and while thus beholding,
And while thy breeze floats o’er thee, matchless flower,
I breathe the perfume, delicate and strong,
That comes like incense from thy petal-bower;
My fancy roams those southern woods along,
Beneath that glorious tree, where deep among
The unsunned leaves thy large white flower-cups hung!

C. P. Cranch, Born in Washington, DC, 1813-1892
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