Crocus: The word comes from the Greek krokos, which is from the same source as the Arabic kurkum, which is translated as "saffron".
And an item in today’s news: A newly discovered poem by William Carlos Williams has been donated to Southeast Missouri State University. The poem, "About a Little Girl," was written by Williams in 1921 for a little girl he had diagnosed with leukemia. However, the girl lived, and eventually framed the poem and hung it in her Missouri home. Her sons donated the poem to SMSU after her death at age 91.
Another crocus blooms in spring…
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The temple bell stops
but I still hear the sound
coming out of the flowers.
If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.