Double Double and Twirl

bloodroot cluster - double blooms (Sanguinaria canadensis 'Flore Pleno')

I saw the bloom in the spring garden — bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis ‘Flore Pleno’) — and I thought of the poem and book with the title The Double Dream of Spring by John Ashbery and I love the lines:

For certainly the sidewalk led
To a point somewhere beyond itself

Nice to revisit the poem and I noticed that on the cover of this edition what had been for me a flourish of a flowery sort proved upon closer (and double) examination to be a calligraphic marvel — the words of the title ran round in a circle to form bloom and stalk. See

Cover - Double Dream of Spring by John Ashbery

starting at the left corner one can circle round “spring the double dream of”

And so for day 1168

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