Hibiscus, I love your fragrance
as you sit amid the deep green leaves,
the lavish hues, to catch the eye
in the sun o'head or oft' askiew.
You blossom dayly with litttle care
and flourish though
the weather peeves.
with single or double colourful petals
you flaunt in the tropical air.
And yet compared to roses, you are plain;
compared to orchid, you lack the grace.
But here in Malaysia, you lead
Hibiscus, I love your fragrance and hue.
16.08.04 Agatha Lai