NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge Day 17: For the Love of Botany…

This challenge was a bit challenging 🙂

Here is the prompt: “Today, I challenge you to find, either on your shelves or online, a specialized dictionary. This could be, for example, a dictionary of nautical terms, or woodworking terms, or geology terms. Anything, really, so long as it’s not a standard dictionary! Now write a poem that incorporates at least ten words from your specialized source. Happy writing!”

Courtesy Google Images

Courtesy Google Images

For the Love of Botany

I love the way your smell wafts

through the air so subtle; it’s great.

The lovely shades of your beauty;

your form is campanulate.

Frond-like tendrils shiver in the wind

slim, fine and digitate,

like a cluster of coconut boughs

they appear quite fimbriate.

The green hue that spreads beyond

the stem enhances your lamina;

as the bees pollinate your lovely flowers

they require lots of stamina.

© Chattinatti 2016

❤ CN

Here are the botany terms I used, way less than 10 😉

campanulate: a 3-dimensional shape; bell shaped

digitate :having parts arranged like the fingers on a hand

fimbriate: fringed

lamina: the usually flattened blade of a leaf or frond. Also used here for the limb, the flattened part of the ligulate floret of Asteraceae. pl. laminae



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