A crimson rosebud in the herbs,

Greeted by the morning sun,

Unfurled a blossom in my garden!

 A burst of blush in the greens,

Velveteen dewy petals,

Like pearl drops on rubies!

Jewel of the queens,

Dazzling the bees of the greens,

Swaying in the gentle breeze!

 With your fragrance you beckon,

Your beauty is to reckon,

Gazing at you their hearts quicken!

Cheering the dusky eve,

Soothing the tired,

Reaching out to the divine!

O’ blossom in my garden,

You are my pride, my dear,

You are my eden!

(c) Anita Desai, August 2012