Vijay Sai

Freshman - 736 Points (30 12 1975 / Trichy, South India)

Beautiful Bougainvillea - Poem by Vijay Sai

Beautiful Bougainvilleas
Blooming all over
Throughout my garden
In vivid white
And pleasing pink
You appeal me so much
Though not at all fragrant
You appear
Magnificent in morning
Effervescent in evening
Needless to say
Devilish at night
Casting shadows under moonlight
When one such mid-night
When all and sundry slept
I heard a scream
Somewhere around its area
Counting hours I slept
Waking the next day morning
Only to find a mountain rat
Half eaten and lying under its bushes
Perhaps it’s my pet kitty
Who did all the damage!

Comments about Beautiful Bougainvillea by Vijay Sai

  • Bri Edwards (10/16/2016 6:31:00 PM)

    49 comments? ? ? you must have lots of fans or do a lot of soliciting OR BOTH.

    I DO NOT have the same feelings found in some of the comments e.g. i do not find it beautiful nor moving nor great. But i did find it interesting and it WAS enjoyed by me as well.

    i especially liked:

    Beautiful Bougainvilleas
    Blooming..................................i like alliterations!


    Needless to say
    Devilish at night
    Casting shadows under moonlight

    yes, probably a cat, not the bougainvillea!

    bri :)
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  • Jasbir Chatterjee (9/26/2015 5:25:00 AM)

    It's a very moving poem...God is also beautiful and wonderful, yet there is injustice in this world; under HIs watchful eyes the strong oppress the weak.. (Report) Reply

  • (1/3/2015 3:51:00 AM)

    It a lovely narrative poem. I like the articulation and the story. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2014 10:40:00 AM)

    It is a really beautiful poem! I like it! (Report) Reply

  • Mohabeer Beeharry (8/21/2013 6:17:00 AM)

    Very good imagery. Keep writing.
    I remember the bougainvilleas back home .
    It's lovely.

    Mohabeer Beeharry

    Read my poems sometimes. Thank you.
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  • Patricia Grantham (6/24/2013 7:21:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this one. You describe this
    flower so beautifully. Just smelling the aroma
    of those flowers is wonderful. Sad for the rat.
    Glad for the cat.
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  • (6/21/2013 11:53:00 PM)

    Nicely written poem. Pets are always sincere. Bougainvillea is also beautiful with flowers, but for the thorns in the plant. (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2012 2:46:00 PM)

    Very interesting poem. I like the unexpected end. (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2012 8:23:00 AM)

    A great poem! Thanks for sharing ^^ (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2012 8:20:00 AM)

    beautiful description (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/22/2012 10:20:00 AM)

    A very nice piece of work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  • Michelle Melody (9/6/2011 2:43:00 AM)

    Very nice poem Vijay. (Report) Reply

  • (7/6/2010 1:54:00 PM)

    very beautiful poem with good imagery too (Report) Reply

  • Gita Ashok (6/29/2010 2:44:00 AM)

    A brilliant write on beautiful Bougainvillea replete with imagery! (Report) Reply

  • (6/15/2010 12:13:00 PM)

    It is a really beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2010 10:15:00 AM)

    Very nice poem. Great structure. (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (6/8/2010 9:27:00 PM)

    I loved the twist in it. CP (Report) Reply

  • (6/8/2010 1:46:00 PM)

    i have gone through both of ur poems- beautiful bougainvillea and cease-fire. a poet's heart reflected in both the poems. i appreciate. thanks. (Report) Reply

  • The Jesus Of Suburbia Is A Lie (6/8/2010 7:54:00 AM)

    pretty wonderful poem. good poetic sense used about natural beauty.
    the poem is very sweet serene sensual and ya scintillating. liked it a lot.
    didnt know that they are devilish at night...!
    are u sure?
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  • (6/7/2010 3:09:00 PM)

    This describes the beauty of nature but how it can seem menacing or even dangerous at times. The ending of the poem proves thhat you have to be wary of everything around you, even if they seem beautiful and innocent (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 22, 2010

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