“Gulmohar Tree: The Glowing Flame”

By Vipanjeet Kaur

Lothlorien Poetry Journal, published in Volume 16 in 2022

Gulmohar flowers in full bloom-

The glowing red flame
and radiance
enter quietly into my being,
lending it a glossy glow
like that of the radiant sun,
susurrating to ripple
the scalding vibes of my fury
and injured pride
while whispering the tales
of the fiery sun
in a melodious murmur-
mellowing the heat
of my pain and suffering-
melting it with a single stroke
of love and compassion-
making it flow downwards
and meander slowly
into the well
of endurance and bliss-
draping myself in its scarlet hues.

(Note: Gulmohar tree is called Royal Poinciana or flame tree in English.)
Photograph Courtesy- Vipanjeet Kaur 2022 ©️

Poem and Photograph Copyright ©️ 2022 Vipanjeet Kaur and VJ Poetic Musings. All rights reserved.

Lothlorien Poetry Journal Volume 16
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