Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Flirty Fan Palms

Flirty fan palms

rising confidently on delicate trunks

like courtesans of the rainforest.

spreading their crimped mandalas high above

the chaos of the forest floor, a dense green tangle of diversity

spotted with poisonous fruits in lolly colours.

I am the plain and earnest student,

come shyly to study the lush abandon

of the tropics, to learn

how to live lavishly

on an impoverished planet

in this greenness my blood runs ruby

1 comment:

Carol said...

Beautiful post, Meliors. Photo and words are perfect. Carol