flora riviera  -  Santa Barbara, photos by Joneve  -  poetry by Fide Korkmazer Erken  ©

White Lily Of The Nile Near Tree


The strong tree trunk tries to reach the sky

with its green leaves swinging in the wind

- it isn’t aware of the white thing,

a lovely flower standing near it


So high the sky, not possible to be reached

tree doesn't know this, grows as time passes

flower isn't ambitious, it is content to be there

shines with its white petals spreading peace


how short is the flower's life

compared with that of the tree

but it doesn't care about its demise

because new ones will appear after

as the tree provides them a wonderful arbor.


                                             Fide Korkmazer Erken

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