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A pocketful of posies EXPLORE #34 | by LinderRox
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A pocketful of posies EXPLORE #34

ODC1: Nursery Rhymes,

This rhyme has very dark origins starting with the Great Plague of London in 1665 or perhaps an even earlier plague in the 1300's. The rosy ring on the skin was a sign that someone had the plague-a pocketful of posies was to cover the smell that came with the plague-"Ashes, Ashes" refers to the cremation and 'all fall down' is self evident.

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Taken on June 11, 2011