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Wild ColumbineAquilegia canadensis
This Wild Columbine is lit by some dappled sunlight.
Skirting the rocks at the forest edge
With a running flame from ledge to ledge,
Or swaying deeper in shadowy glooms,
A smoldering fire in her dusky blooms;
Bronzed and molded by wind and sun,
Maddening, gladdening every one
With a gypsy beauty full and fine,
A health to the crimson columbine!
Elaine Goodale (Mrs. Charles A. Eastman) (1863-1953)