“Arrows of Dogwood/Flew from the bow”
I just had a total flashback!
And an answer to the implied question in, “I really always wanted dogwoods to be my favorite tree (i have no idea where that came from)”
Ahem: Flower Fairies. Does anyone else remember these (i didn’t)? There it is – my flashback to having all of the flower fairy books, and being particularly and totally smitten with the Dogwood Fairy:
from the dogwood fairy poem - Cicely Mary Barker (or was she only the artist? i'm unclear on that.)