Early morning dew drops,
has soaked labial skeletal overnight.
fragile crystal, virginal petals broke,
made the crystal hymen delicate,
the Diphylleia Grayi flower from Japan
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
The Diphylleia Grayi is a wonderfully unique flower whose petals turn clear as glass when it’s splattered with raindrops. Commonly referred to as the skeleton flower, it hails from the moist wooded mountainsides in the colder regions of China and Japan. The flowers come out in late spring, with large, fuzzy green, umbrella-like foliage topped with small clusters of pretty white petals. And when it rains, they’re such a wonderful sight to behold.
Aida G. Roque, a Sped Teacher in Maryland, moved and retired in Delaware, USA. A bilingual poet/ writer hailed from the Philippines and presently residing in the USA. Published a total of 4 children’s books and 3 Collections of Poetry. An international poet and a recipient of numerous global awards, she co-authored anthology with other poets, worldwide. Her poems were published by Spillwords NY. USA, Poem Hunter, USA, All Poetry International Society and Poetrysoup, USA.