The National Flower Of India
Veritable a Beauty, God sent,
To soothe our eyes with solace;
Wonderful a flower balmy fragrant,
Smelling the aroma around, fills us with happiness.
In varied shades betwixt pink and white,
You embellish Ponds and Lakes in floral hues;
Summer Sunshine is what you love to imbibe,
Having, on the Contrary, an aversion to Wintry dews.
Pristine Flower for fifteen million years,
You have been enjoying the ‘Lotus Effect’;
Your receptacle is a treasure trove of Yellow Sapphires,
Quite akin to a Wasp’s Hive for the 'Wasp Hunters' to inspect.
Incredulous to find such bonny in muck to grow,
Symbolising Purity, Serenity and Grace;
Even though floating on waters murky and shallow,
Your water repellent leaves are worthy of praise.
Nelumbo nucifera is your Scientific name,
While your sobriquet is Lotus;
May ‘God Bless Us’ to have an equal fame,
With qualities divine and smiles ostentatious.