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


Passion Flower

Passion Flower

Crown of thorns, nails, cross of wood

He died for man’s good.

Flower tells his tale of passion.


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.

Passion Flower

Passion Flower

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bearspawprint
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 21:07:05

    Nice photos:-)


  2. melissa nacinovich
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 21:13:52

    That is an amazing flower! Love the photos : )


  3. ChristineR
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 21:14:45

    I well remember the first time I saw a passion flower, in 1973, I had no idea what it was, but the detail of it fascinated me. I’d not heard this connection to Christ before. Enjoy the newbie and family. 🙂


  4. andy1076
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 22:01:56

    Beautiful photo capture, what a tale too :O


  5. Paul
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 23:07:43

    My God that’s a beautiful flower Willow. I’ve never seen one before even in photos.Amazing numerical link with Christ. Numbers are so powerful and intertwined with our universe. I get a bit wary (and weary) of those who look for number coincidences: they find what they’re looking for. But when it all lines up, we’d be fools to ignore it. And it truly is something that resonates with my experiences with God’s messages. Subtle and yet undeniable. For instance when He put the dew on the wrong side of the rocks as a sign.

    Awesome photos Willow. Thank you.


    • willowdot21
      Jul 26, 2014 @ 04:26:05

      Yes numbers music and magic all intertwined. There is apparently maths on everything. As for the passion flower it is amazing,magnificent and magical and so beautifully linked to the passion of Christ why not believe in miracles. Especially as you say about the dew being a pointer why not. Glad you like my photos.xx


  6. Paul
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 23:11:08

    Oh, I was so taken by the flower, I forgot to wish you the very best visit with your Grandbaby.Hmm, another unique soul who would not be here but that you loved life.


  7. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 23:56:36

    WOW! I’ve never seen a passion flower before. It is magnificent.


  8. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
    Jul 26, 2014 @ 00:22:50

    The Passion flower vine is interesting indeed. It’s one of the most invasive vines in my garden and I have to watch for it everywhere. New roots will crawl underground 6 inches to 40 ft that I know of so far. It comes up in the middle of the yard where there’s a healthy stand of grass. It completely covered and then proceeded to strangle a 20 ft high butterfly tree. Just when I think I have it completed irradiated in the back yard it moved itself with no assistance to my front rose garden!


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