General Poetry posted January 18, 2019


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Do you see a flower or...something else?

A Natural Oddity, To Be Sure

by Y. M. Roger


sweet Wild Cherry gaze

candied to enchant...Behold!

the LifeSaver plant!

 


5-7-5 flower writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a three-lined 5-7-5 syllable poem concerning a flower.
Creative approaches welcome.


Candy, folks - it was named for the candy! :) :) LOL! :)

Lifesaver plants are actually not members of the cactus family, although the tubercles - warty protuberances - that line the stem ridges can resemble the fierce spines that protect cacti. Lifesaver plants belong to the genus Huernia, low-growing succulents that are part of the milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae). They are native to deserts from Southern and East Africa to Arabia. The common name comes from the conspicuous raised brightly colored ring that surrounds the middle of the star-shaped flower and resembles a red Lifesaver candy. Not all Huernias have this floral feature. [homeguides.sfgate.com]

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