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!”
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
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
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