Salix — a carpet bed


Salicylic acid, as in the painkilling and anti-fever drug, aspirin, takes its Latin name from its original source, the willow tree. Fallen willow leaves pattern a woodland spring. But "willow" is also related to "wicker " and "witch," hence the spirit faces under the cooling, analgesic waters.


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Detail of Salix

Detail:  Salix