F is for Florette (and Fuschia!)

It’s finally feeling like spring here and the landscape is awash with colors as flowers and trees begin to bloom. I look forward to summer when my mother’s fuschia plans will be blooming. The gorgeous colors and unique shape are the inspiration for today’s aptly named poetic form, The Florette. (After a visit to The Poetry Wagon blog today, I noted that I messed up the internal rhyme in the 4th line of each stanza. <shrugs> Perhaps I’ve invented another variation of the florette form! )

 

Image by Robert Kraft

Image by Robert Kraft

The fascinating fuschia tear

Draws a hummingbird ever near

To feast on the showy flower

Whose blooms in the summer appear so bright and dear.

 

Four long and slender sepals there

Four shorter broader petals flare

With whorls of leaves, some evergreen,

These plants require minimal care and bloom with flair.

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