Plumeria: NPM 2019 Day 11

I know I’ve seen plumeria–those fragrant Hawaiian flowers–and some people even have them growing where I live in San Diego.  But somehow it slipped my notice that plumeria is a tree!  Today we took a walk through a plumeria grove–with many trees bursting with plumeria blossoms.

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Tonight, as we celebrated our last night here in Hawaii, my sweet husband decided I needed a plumeria lei.  It was such a treat to feel hugged by the tropics! The warm moist air encouraged the fragrance to emerge, perfuming both me and the air around me. Tonight’s poem tries to capture that moment using the brevity of Haiku.  Here’s my attempt:

Plumeria

Delicate blossoms

Strung with love around my neck

Tropical perfume

©Douillard

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