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Here’s a poem about the spring flowers, Azalea, by Elsy, in Different Truths.


your magenta clusters

make me muse on

your amazing regalia.


“We wait all winter

for the regal arrival

of the Queen of Spring

to offer our bouquets!”


I know, but how come

you bloom this late

in summer too?


“O! That!

As a rule our blooms

are done in spring,

but there is a kind soul

who rains on me

showers of sheer love

in summer morns.


It goes to the pit of my roots,

to the tip of my leaves.


Flowers are my way

of saying thanks

to that loving soul.


I have tied a love knot

for her in my heart

which I won’t untie till I die.”


It then dawned on her

that not a drop of water

nor a drop of love

gets mislaid.


It arrives back home

in amazing forms.

©Elsy Satheesan  

Photos from the internet.

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Elsy Satheesan is a retired Professor of English. She had been teaching in colleges under the Govt. of Kerala, India. Currently, she resides in Virginia, USA. ‘Random Musings’ is her first volume of poems. ‘Summer Snow’, is the forthcoming one. Her poems have been published in national and international anthologies. Short stories in Malayalam have been published in weekly and fortnightly, in Kerala. Humanity is her religion, and poetry, her passion.