Bougainvillea blessings…

Bracted bougainvillea bounties
Scrambling over stone walls
Magenta masses of magic
Over a mantle of green
Heart shaped leaves,
Arms outstretched.
Out with it, he said. 
Thorny, knarly knots, he said.
Nay, she said.
Blooms the colour of her sari,
Buds akin to her kumkuma bindi,
Body as graceful as Shakti and Lakshmi.
Blessings all hers, hers, hers!
Her precious… come summer or winter.

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