A seed sprouts delicate shoots
So tender and dear
It evokes an awe in us to witness
Such a tiny life inching
Its way so courageously into the world;
A harbinger of good news?
A red flowering shrub blooms profusely
Lending the atmosphere an auspcious aura
Bringing much cheers to us all.
Lucky, we would be if we understand
The language that plants speak in,
Each specie hiding wondrous secrets,
Waiting to be unravelled.
Curvaceous papaya leaves have brought good news
To those striken by dengue fever
And a mixture of lime, honey and
Pepper props up male virility
Confounding the medical world; the whole Amazon
Clamouring to be of service to mankind!