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! )
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.