Dr Abe V Rotor
The sun rose early, exactly a month after the Summer Solstice, and the monsoon had not peaked. The grass was perfectly green and there were flowers - white, yellow, red in various shades and hues. It was blossoming time, and growing time as well. The annuals had all sprouted and were luxuriant. I could virtually hear the earth breath. It was conducive for reflection and creativity - perfect for poetry, painting, photography.
Flower of Cockspur Coral Tree, Eruthrina crista-gali Linn.
Red, oh, the bleeding drops of red;
Stain my palms nd feet and my side
that I shall doubt nevermore,
Water Lily (Nymphaea nouchali Burm F) Family Nymphaceaceae
If purity is in being white,
then I would wear your cloak;
if by arising from the murk
and say, I'm right ...
that I'd rather not talk.
Thorns of Christ (Corona de Espinas) Euphorbia splendens,
Euphorbia, that name is honor
for your kind and cruel thorns,
surpassing the Sequoia,
the proud rosewood.
Crowned on the Holy One,
glowed the color of your flowers,
the faith of a multitude
like stars in a gray sky.
Forget-me-not (Plumbago sapensis Thumb, Family Plumbaginaseae
Forget me not
and I did not.
Forget me not
and you did not.
Yes, that was long,
Shanghai Beauty (Jatropha panderifolia) Amdr. Family Euphorbiaceae
The sun brightly shines
like aurora behind you,
or you aren't any redder,
and the bees will just pass by,
like a bull knowing not
red, purple or blue.
That too, I know -
if I wake up as early as you do.
Gumamela (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn) Family Malvaceae
Hibiscus, without you and your kin
the world would still be naked,
as naked as your whole being
as a flower.
Yellow Bell (Allamanda cathartica Linn) Family Apocynaceae
from your lips
in the morning
of your bloom?
listen, just listen
Lantana (Lantana camana Linn) Family Verbenaceae
Lantana, odorous yet amorous
in many mysterious ways
leaving scent in the misty air,
trails for the beautiful wings
and a kaleidoscope of sun rays
on a glorious morning.
Dwarf Santan (Ixora coccinea Linn) Family Rubiaceae
Two is company, they say,
and many a crowd;
where then is unity,
oneness and piety?
Look again, you too, shall say. ~