Thursday, 9 May 2019

The Flame of the Forest


The Flame of the Forest

Come summer, the greens doth vanish
Dusty, parched and dry it is
In a flash they do appear
A bright red canopy takes over
The Flame of the Forest
Here to greet the scorching sun
A sight for sore eyes
Flamboyant in its regal majesty
Fiery blooms that arouse my glee
Harbinger of the summer’s zenith
Summers of fun and magic
Innocence and awe
A time to hide and seek
Beneath the flaming blooms
To dunk into old favourite tomes
Seek new adventures
Chase dragonflies
Hunt for luscious berries
Or simply laze
And gaze at the glory in red
Paens they sing of flowers many
None for this splendour in scarlet
Nature’s gift is the Gulmohur
Redeemer of a dull and drab summer



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