Haiku to the Passion Flower.

Hi  to one  and all today  has  been  very  busy  and tomorrow  looks  to be  busy too as  we are  off to visit  the Newbie! I have been so rushed since  Wednesday  that I have not  managed  to publish  so  tonight I am going  to publish  a Haiku  with  an explanation  and hope  that  will suffice.

In  my  defense I have  been  editing  us all a treat for Sunday, Wink  and Bow  to Paul

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Passion Flower

Passion Flower

Crown of thorns, nails, cross of wood

He died for man’s good.

Flower tells his tale of passion.

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A piece of exquisite yet passing beauty, it comes from a bell-shaped bud to open and live for only one day and then succumb to its fading death in the same bell-shaped form. The tropical vine it grows on is lavished with multiple flowers and draws one’s attention immediately by the flower’s perfect shape and hidden mystery. The colors vary from deep purple (the color of Orthodox priests’ vestments during the Great Lent) to scarlet red, yet the numerical constituents remain the same: 10 petals (5 petals and 5 sepals identical in shape and color), 1 column, 72 corona filaments, 5 anthers, 3 stigmas.

Let’s decipher the numbers above according to Biblical story of Passions:

10 – Biblical account of Christ’s suffering tells us about St. Peter who distanced himself from Christ during His last hours, neither was Judas; whereas, 10 is the number of remaining Disciples of Christ at the time of crucifixion;

1 – Column of flagellation;

72 – Traditional number of thorns on a crown of thorns set upon Christ’s head;

5 – Total number of wounds inflicted to Christ at time of crucifixion;

3 – Nails.

Additionally, the vine’s leaves are shaped like a spear used to pierce Christ’s side. Some even find representation to Judas’ 30 pieces of silver (dark round spots on the underside of some species). Ominous may it seem to some or not, this flower graciously and quietly speaks of the most inspiring, life-changing and soul-bending story ever told to mankind.

I got  my  information  from  here  , I just  could  not explain as well as  the article. The  photos  were  taken by  me though.

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