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(c) May 27, 2012 Ellsworth, Maine, USA … Sigrid Saradunn
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The prompt:  wisteria 
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Wisteria vines climb by twining their stems either clockwise or counterclockwise
 round any available support. 
They can climb as high as 20 m above the ground and spread out 10 m laterally..Symbolic Wisteria Meaning:

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Flora records indicate wisteria has been known to live up to 100 years and even older
 (there is a 1200 year old wisteria tree in Japan). 
It’s long-life bestows the symbolic meaning of immortality and longevity to the wisteria. 
European families mark the ages of generations passing with the growth of this vine, 
and so it makes sense the vine embodies an essence of immortality 
(as fathers and grandfathers tell their sons of stolen kisses beneath the same wisteria 
that grew during the day of their great grandfathers).

A great wisteria (藤, fuji) blossoms at Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan. 
The largest wisteria in Japan, it is dated to c. 1870 and covers approximately 
1,990 square meters (half an acre) as of May 2008.
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Wisteria by Sigrid Saradunn
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Wisteria

I loved the sight 
of your blooms
falling over each other
covering the house I drove
by each spring.
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I’d wonder,
how long would it take
to grow so huge a vine,
covering the house into 
the heavens.
Amazing.
Just amazing.
Mother Natures 
flower show.
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And then,
and then…
Oh, my goodness,
I drove by and you
were no more.
Chopped to the ground 
by painters.
They couldn’t have
known what they
killed…
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Wisteria

I loved the sight 
of your blooms
falling over each other
covering the house I drove
by each spring.
You are no more.
You were not
even mine 
but
I grieve your 
loss
year ’round
as I drive by….
the house now 
bare and plain
without
the beauty shared
each May
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(C)  May 27, 2012 Ellsworth, Maine, USA… Sigrid Saradunn

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