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Did a wise woman

who lived in a tidy stone house

wander the sun-dotted field

and notice

the perfect slender 

bell shape that  

could cover

the soft paw 

of a red fox?

Is that how

it came to be

Foxglove ?

Did a fanciful child

with wildly curling

red locks 

hide from her 

brother 

and find and

slip the purple

blossoms 

over her fingers,

like fingertips ?

Is that why

we call it

Digitalis ?

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