Light in the night

Night jasmine

scant light,
looms heavily,
races heartbeat rapid,
flame of incandescent silence,
pervades,
pink, magenta, yellow, engulfs,
as darkness awakens,
night jasmine blooms,
bring light.

Poetry form :- Butterfly Cinquain ( 2/4/6/8/2/8/6/4/2 syllables)

Thoughts :- I am not sure of the English name/ Botanical name for flowers in the above picture. So, I’ve gone with the colloquial name for the flowers which translates as Evening/Night Jasmine. These flowers bloom around evening and last till the next morning. They are fragile but heavily fragrant and come in a variety of colours like light pink, magenta, yellow.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Colleen Chesebro for hosting Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge, prompt is to use colours in a Butterfly Cinquain. Thank you Sanaa Rizvi for hosting OLN at dVerse. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

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