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Gulmohar Poem “Gulmohar: A Sunny Bride”

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Heatwave intensifies
setting the landscape on fire
spewing and spitting its glowing anger;
burning and scorching everything
on the earth
except Gulmohar blossoms:
Heat of the sun gets dunked
into their softness,
its fervour mellowing
in their sepals.

The petals of Gulmohar
soak the fiery rays
to emit radiance unseen
enlightening
the otherwise desolate earth,

The more they soak,
the redder they grow-
turning the dull grey sky
into a sunny bride
decked in a burning-red attire,
teaching endurance to humankind.

Note: Indian Gulmohar tree is known as Royal Poinciana or Flame tree in English.

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