Atop the showy bracts,
flowers of the universe
sit glistening in their crown
like diamonds of the soul.
Twisted scarlet foliage tapering
into a celestial body of stellar light,
twinkles brilliantly beneath
the countless jewels.
A venomous milky substance travels
through the branching framework of the galaxy,
nourishing the heavenly body of a miracle.
Carefully cloaked in a cosmos of colour,
the flower of the “Holy Spirit”
will shine but once a year.
© Angela Trumble 2011 A Literary Artist’s Music All Rights Reserved
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