Returning home late in the afternoon today, I wasted no time in picking my target for the day. Couldn't resist the orangish red colours of this regular single petalled hibiscus hybrid. Looks like they have just blossomed in the late afternoon sun. The tonal values of some light orange and lilac colourful bracts (couldn't get to name the species yet) creeping on the fence waited excitedly for my eager hand. For a fast late afternoon collection of cut flowers due for my dining table arrangement, am pleased to call this composition....Brief Afternoon Glory.
Flowers bring peace into a room. A posy or a single bloom- can dispel a restless mood An atmosphere of quietude- haunts the place where flowers are. You forget the things that jar. So still they stand in vase or bowl. Their silence speaks unto the soul. Day by day now autumn comes- beautiful chrsysanthemums- bring proud summer to its close. Heedless of the fading rose- rich and deep their colours blaze. Season of the mellow days-as chrysanthemums unfold- wine and amber,bronze and gold. From a blue jug by my chair-they watch me and I am aware- of their beauty blessing me- with their own tranquility. Who comes within this calmingspell- cannot doubt that all is well.
written byPatience Strong( pen name of Winifred Emma, UK poet, 1907-1990)