Bright Red Rhododendron

She’s a bright red rhododendron,
Enjoying the warm summer sun,
On the steepest green hill.
Icy cold? She digests it!
Heat? She adores it!
She’s a bright red rhododendron.

Thorns shielding her,
The bright red alluring all,
She’s a danger, beware.

She’s a bright red rhododendron,
A prickly, not-so-delicate beauty,
The queen of the Himalayas.

For NaPoWriMo Day Eleven. Today it was about flowers, and I chose Rhododendron which signifies ‘Danger, Beware’. Fun fact, it’s also the national flower of Nepal.

Featured image by: George Sistonen from Pexels

60 thoughts on “Bright Red Rhododendron

  1. 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑵 🌋 says:

    “Floriography (language of flowers) is a means of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers.”

    “Armed with floral dictionaries, Victorians often exchanged small “talking bouquets””


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      1. 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑵 🌋 says:

        Cool! I’ve really enjoyed the ones I’ve read, it definitely seems like it triggered lots of inspiriation! Good job for doing it 💙

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  2. Untold Stories says:

    You never hesitate trying on to something new.. that’s really cool about you. The name of the flower is a bit difficult to pronounce. But yaa you did enlighten us that it is the national flower of your native land.
    Nice ♥️

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  3. Brad Osborne says:

    The colorful imagery and anamorphic properties you bestow on a flower read so beautifully in this poem. You allow your expression to flow seamlessly and it carries your readers to unexpected places. Well written, my friend!

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      1. parikhit dutta says:

        Awesome!! That’s such a beautiful city and I had plans to visit this November. I hope things get better and I get to see the beautiful mountains of Nepal 🙂

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