Flora is the third of my Magicians. For the Romans, Flora was the goddess of flowers and of the spring; for me, she expresses a deep love for my grandmother, who introduced me to the wild flowers of the Isle of Wight during my childhood. She would have loved the rich diversity of flora in the woods around Wycoller.
Two moonbeams parted in the mists of dawn,
Where Flora came, by silken cobwebs drawn.
And where she breathed into the chilly air,
Or shook the morning from her golden hair,
The spangled dewdrops melted into flowers
Which fell to earth in rainbow-coloured showers.
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