Tropical blooms. A garland cinquain

Life
Beauty
Africa!
The eyes have seen
Splendors far and wide
The heart still yearns for more
But my soul will always pine
For the scents and sights of childhood
Fluttering with soft whispers of home

Lantana flower

Colours
Changed with each bloom
A dance of harmony
Sweet Lantana; stars in the wild
Boundless

The blood lily

Glitz, Gloss
Eccentric hue
A bright poisoned delight
Flirt, don’t touch; lest thrills become spills
Toxic

Bid of Paradise

Elegant
A style with poise
In vogue for all seasons
Parading a deep cultured pride
Crested

White spider lily

Blessed
Transcending all
Purity embodied
Beauty that shares; Love that unites!
Virtue

Angel’s trumpets

Welcome
Eden awaits
The angels serenade
Special place, for special people
A Home

Bush of lantana flowers

Colours
Eccentric blooms
In vogue for all seasons
Beauty that shares; Love that unites!
A Home

The blue lotus of the Nile river

Africa
Forever calling
Come home child

Β© judeitakali


Colleen’s syllabic prompt asked us to “pick a flower and tell why it’s special.
I like flowers as much as the next person, but what I absolutely adore is their wildness. You cannot tell a flower where or when or how to grow. They are often nurtured by nature herself.

Most of the above flowers grow wild and free in different parts of Uganda, though some may not be native. They are also found allover Africa.

I rarely write specifically about the homeland/continent, as I have a very worldly spirit. But every now and then, I do represent.(so to say)

A garland cinquain is a series of six cinquains in which the last is formed of lines from the preceding five, typically line one from stanza one, line two from stanza two, and so on.

At the beginning in light italics is a nine line poem called a nonet which follows a syllabic metre of (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9),
And at the conclusion is a haiku(3/5/3)
Find out more about these forms here; Syllabic forms(how to)

Also for Eugi’s weekly promptflutter.

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85 Comments Add yours

  1. With your poetry juxtaposed with the photos, with so few words I felt that a new world was brought before my eyes.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for this appreciation. I’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ

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  2. Eve of Hope says:

    This is so beautiful

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜‡

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    1. judeitakali says:

      πŸ™πŸΎ

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  3. Jules says:

    What lovely flowers! Some I have seen, the Bird of Paradise exists (at least in California). Thank you for showcasing your poetry and flowers!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jules. It means alot to me.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you kindly.

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  4. Kittu says:

    Wow what a beauty those are very pretty

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. πŸ™πŸ½

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  5. Incredible images! What an amazing sight to see

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much. I didn’t take them though. πŸ™πŸΎ
      They were quite anonymous from internet searches.

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      1. It’s great to see them represented anyways!

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  6. Awesome and beautiful flowers that speaks so much to each and everyone. Lovely poetry, Jude.

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  7. Beautiful and awesome flowers Jude. Such a lovely post.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kamal. Did you figure out why I wasn’t seeing your comments? I think it was just those wordpress glitches.

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      1. Yes I think so our WordPress has these spam folder and all our comments at times goes there. Welcome dear Jude. Keep on giving πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉ

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