Sweet is thy Beauty- The Flamboyant Trees in Mauritius

Sweet is thy beauty – the Flamboyant Trees in Mauritius

My heart leaps up when I behold the flowers

Of the flamboyant trees laden in heavy bowers,

Oh, my Lord! they are like ‘phantom of delights’

Dressed up in their splendid, glowing, bright,

Fiery shades of red, vermillion and orange,

Displaying their hues grandly in vivid range,

Gracefully, mesmerizingly, 

Holding the viewers’ gaze enchantingly,

Like in a festival, all around this paradisiacal island,

Bordering roads, flat land, high land,

In gardens, villa entrances, landscapes,

Serving to artists and poets as muses and escape,

With their alluring rainbow colours, 

Appealing to lovers to embrace its odours,

Uttering sweet endearing nothings,

Under their awesome branches blooming.

The dancing, awesome laden blossoms,

Seem to convey a message to our bosoms,

In this festive season, specially,

Message of love for humanity,

Soothing words of peace, justice, and liberty,

And with newly awakened zeal, enthusiastically, 

Welcome the New Year jovially.

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

4 thoughts on “Sweet is thy Beauty- The Flamboyant Trees in Mauritius

    1. Pushmaotee Subrun Post author

      Thanks Louis Kasatkin. Actually they are too lovely in orange and red colours…When you see them they seem to be rejoicing in their beauty

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