Golden Shower Tree

Hot sun shining bright
The day brilliantly yellow
Hurts the naked eye
Need shade, just a little shade
Even a flimsy palm tree

No, it’s not a palm
It looks like spun gold on trees
Is that possible
Oh! it is the beautiful
Blooming golden shower tree

Small yellow petals
Like upside down party hat
Sparkly chandelier
Hundreds hanging from a branch
Thousands bopping on a tree

It attracts many
Buzz, buzzing striped bumblebees
Delicately winged
Orange, yellow butterflies
And wandering human eyes

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Golden shower tree = Amaltaas

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Shweta Singh

Shweta Singh is a home maker and mother of on-the-verge-of-being-teenager twins. She is passionate about books and food – both interests inherited from her father – and loves to write and travel at every opportunity. A closet writer, who after encouragement from friends and family has embarked on the journey of self-discovery.

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One Thought to “Golden Shower Tree”

  1. MAK

    Really loved your tanka! So much that it gave me inspiration to write my own entry for PenMuse- 05. Your use of Simile and Metaphor is on-point and evokes a beautiful mental picture. Thanks for sharing your view of the ‘Golden Shower Tree’

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