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Fantastic Flora Masquerade

Creeping creepy creepers, the crawling trellis
jutting out of everywhere
snaking through country and metropolis
twisting turning in floral bliss
but more like snakes that hiss
But in quietude feign death for self-defense! 

Weeping willows with an unreal surreal sorrow
weeping tears of dew onto the silted furrow.
Perhaps weeping for bretheren felled
in deforestations and land clearings in
my imaginations of the call to preservation.
Against ethnic cleansing of greenery for selfish building
As per man's construction for mere recreation

Velvety-green tear- stained faces or rather foliage
When dew is stuck on them as nature's trinkets of pearls.

And over there touch-me-nots swaying coyly
like prim and proper maidens
in the fantastic floral gardens.

And what in the world is this case? 
Imitation flowery in place of imitation jewellery? 
Yeah, thats poinsettia in a vase
Leaves in the disguise of flowers
Its actual flowers relegated to backstage.

And ethereal fairy-slippers await their never coming wearers
and Indian pipes to be admired by Red Indian sightseers.


Oh and here's another spectacle- but sniper tactics this time
Yikes! Let the naive insect world beware! 
Whilst the bloodthirsty killers lie in ambush
Those camouflaged jungle guerrillas
or should we say the venus fly-traps! 

Or a more harmless one yet mimicking the scary
A snap-dragon flora, its mouth opening and snapping shut.

Then watch that mega-sized jumbo giant flora
The world's largest flower
No stems, no leaves, plant-eater plant, rafflesia.
Is it too much for the faint-hearted ha ha.

And wow now watch that incredible costume, oh my! 
A flower masked as some pesky fly! 
None other than the remarkable fly orchid.

And yet another, the silent music of the fiddlenecks
Fiddles as if for the light-weight fairies.

And lastly not forgetting ofcourse
the sky-blue unforgettable forget-me-nots
A memorable bouquet but themselves devoid of memory.

Ah nature lover poets if you wish to view
more of flora in a fancy dress masquerade
Go ahead and flip through the pages of
a botanical, floral
horticultural
pictorial journal.
And see for yourself the fantastic flora's charade
or else imagine them dressed as a floral renegade!

Copyright © S.zaynab Kamoonpuri | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 2/6/2017 10:54:00 AM

    Very informative and well done. Congrats! :)
  1. Date: 2/3/2017 3:10:00 PM

    Fantastic!...What better word to describe this poem, Zayneb! Your descriptive ability and style together with patches of alliteration and botanic knowledge tempt me to bring forth paint and brushes to compliment your words. Congrats on p.o.t.d. // paul
  1. Date: 2/2/2017 1:16:00 AM

    What an amazing poem! I loved your use of rhyme, alliteration and imagery, Zaynab:) congratulations on POTD:)
  1. Date: 2/1/2017 4:01:00 AM

    Oh, poem of the day too. Congratulations Richard :)
  1. Date: 1/31/2017 2:16:00 PM

    A beautiful poetic trek through the adventure of a horticultural wonderland and spring water River Styx. Great Write and thank you your comment on my friends and frenemies. It is based on several realities.
  1. Date: 1/31/2017 10:28:00 AM

    Congrats on POTD, S.zaynab. It really is a splendid poem, full of lush, expressive language. A real gem. L & P ~ always.
  1. Date: 1/31/2017 9:55:00 AM

    I Love the imagery you put forth in your poem Zaynab. As it is winter here you brought into a snowy town a beautiful spring time garden thank you for sharing this is a very well written and wonderful poem.
  1. Date: 1/31/2017 8:23:00 AM

    Imitation flowers do not produce the same ooohs and ahhh from those who see them. You described beautifully many of my favorite species in your floral parade. Orchids and forget-me-nots are quite popular here in Florida. A lovely poem, my friend!
  1. Date: 1/31/2017 6:46:00 AM

    Relieved to know it's in a magazine and not your garden, otherwise it would make for a scary walk. Congratulations for POTD honors...
  1. Date: 1/31/2017 4:56:00 AM

    I see the pleasance of nature in this poem, well written and so aesthetic. I like your use of words, the ways you wrote about nature's beauty in such a fascinating way. the poem is awesome! nice write Zaynurb
  1. Date: 1/31/2017 3:52:00 AM

    - A interesting poem, Zaynab - Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. - // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/31/2017 2:14:00 AM

    "A truly original write Zaynab, your poetry has a way of astounding the reader; colors and beauty pop and fly, and pure self expression astounds once again. I must read more of your work!"
  1. Date: 1/31/2017 1:28:00 AM

    You have a unique style of writing, Zaynab...It is most engaging; I enjoyed your poem very much. My very best regards! :) john P.s A much deserved seven.
  1. Date: 1/30/2017 11:57:00 PM

    What a great bouncy botanic read. Loved it.
  1. Date: 1/30/2017 9:19:00 PM

    Fine tribute to the mysterious adaptations in our biosphere. Very clever use of language as well. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
  1. Date: 1/30/2017 4:52:00 PM

    A very informative and fun poem to read, S.zaynab. Your use of language is impressive. You give such descriptive prose, it amazes and astounds. Such linguistic dexterity makes this poem move w/rhythm much like a wind kiss of a winter breeze. Cool and refreshing this poem be. Great poem, my friend. Glad you asked me to check it out. May love light your path always.
  1. Date: 1/30/2017 4:41:00 PM

    It was fun reading it aloud because of your wordplay... Outstanding! It's inevitable that humans will fit for greed!
  1. Date: 1/30/2017 1:14:00 PM

    Superbly done my friend...we don't need a foreign destructor...we're doing a great job ourselves...god bless...^WW^
  1. Date: 1/30/2017 11:44:00 AM

    More and more we destroy the beauty of nature with what some consider progress, to me, leave the lands alone for now, enough is enough or indeed the only place we will see the beauty of nature will be in books. Nicely expressed.
  1. Date: 1/30/2017 10:16:00 AM

    A very interesting poem that is very deep in thoughts. Pity that man has managed to destroy creation.
  1. Date: 1/30/2017 8:47:00 AM

    Great imagination I have enjoyed it.
  1. Date: 1/30/2017 8:40:00 AM

    If mankind was left unchecked for another hundred years what would be left? Divine intervention is what is needed, before planet earth becomes a plasticized replica of what once was

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