Sea of malachite high above

Sporting a bobbing grandeur

Striking emerald shrieking aloud

Parrots paddling African Tulip Tree


Beds of crimson starlet saucers

sets of six or seven scarlet whorls

Some dreaming, some in half blooms

Sun soaking sirens hosting Popinjays


Blade the senses, spliced green

Pepper the tongue, crackling silly

A sweetened soda drink mixed chilies

Bursting flight of gregarious jade


Seema Jayaraman
Poet of the month December 2015