And Now Her Petal Tips Contain

She blushed full bloom

It was quite sudden.

Some vagrant drops

Of rain had lapped her.

Then on her petals curled

Alluring raindrop worlds:

They stayed awhile in her caress.

They caught a bee thereafter.

And now her petal tips contain

A thousand reddened drops of rain.

Philippine Collegian

September 21, 1966

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