Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Gold Star - 92,281 Points (3rd August 1950 / Mumbai)

Flower 20 - Neelakurinji Flowers Of Munnar - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Neelakurinji! Neelakurinji!
The purple blue flowers!
That blooms on the serene hills of Munnar,
Indefatigable mountains of Western Ghats.

Incredible flowers that appear once, in twelve years!
Both Nature and Man wait with eagerness,
For the arrival of Neelakurinji to spread
And spring its mesmerising splendour.

Standing atop these breezy hills,
Sight of breath-taking wonder - Neelakurinji!
Singing a song of joyful melody,
Sensational flowers that dance in your heart.

Neelakurinji! I watched your purple blue dance,
Standing, Stretching, turning, twirling,
Spreading, sprawling along the Munnar hills,
Sprightly dance of purple blue windy mountains!

Topic(s) of this poem: flowers, hill, nature


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Neelakurinji is a flower that blooms, once in twelve years, on the hills of Western ghats. I went for a holiday to Munnar with my husband and daughter in 2007, when these flowers bloomed. It was a wonderful sight.
This year, there was great expectation from Nature and Flower lovers, all over the world to see Neelakurinji bloom. About 8 lakhs tourists were expected in Kerala, to see these flowers from July to October. But Nature has its own plans. The rains lashed and flooded Munnar that hampered the flowering of Neelakurinji.
The botanical name for Neelakurinji is "Strobilanthes Kunthiana".

Comments about Flower 20 - Neelakurinji Flowers Of Munnar by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

  • (12/6/2019 4:20:00 AM)

    Nature has any number of hidden treasures. Neelakurinji, flowering only once in twelve years, imparting a wonderful hue to the entire Nilgiris is one such treasure. Man is already encroaching her habitat and it may not be long before she also feels the heat... (Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (11/13/2019 8:24:00 AM)

    Flowering of Neelakrinji once in 12 years is one of the wonders of nature. It's splendour and subtle beauty fills the hearts of viewers. Thank you Geeta Menon for this poem sharing this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/6/2019 9:29:00 AM)

    Nice to hear about the beautiful flower,with expression,thank u dear poet,10p (Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha Pathak (11/4/2019 11:05:00 PM)

    Magnificent flowers, magnificent its poem,
    I visited Munnar Hills twice but was not lucky to see them.
    The picture fulfills my wish today.
    Thank you so much dear poet.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/3/2019 5:29:00 AM)

    Part - 5
    Thank you very much dear madam for sharing this beautiful poem with thrilling expression. I too enjoyed the scenery of Neelakurinji Flowers Of Munnar through this poem. This poem is going to My Poem List. Full vote.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/3/2019 5:28:00 AM)

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    blue windy mountains! From 2007 to 2019 it has been completed twelve years and it was expected to enjoy blooming of Neelakurinji flowers during July to October but it is a matter of regret that rains lashed and flooded Munnar that hampered the flowering of Neelakurinji.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/3/2019 5:26:00 AM)

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    have visited this place in 2007 with your spouse and daughter and enjoyed the wonderful sight. Your enjoyment is well expressed in this poem. Let me cite some lines...Neelakurinji! I watched your purple blue dance,
    Standing, Stretching, turning, twirling, / Spreading, sprawling along the Munnar hills, / Sprightly dance of purple
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/3/2019 5:25:00 AM)

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    have visited this place in 2007 with your spouse and daughter and enjoyed the wonderful sight. Your enjoyment is well expressed in this poem. Let me cite some lines...Neelakurinji! I watched your purple blue dance,
    Standing, Stretching, turning, twirling, / Spreading, sprawling along the Munnar hills, / Sprightly dance of purple
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/3/2019 5:23:00 AM)

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    Dear Dr. Geeta madam, you have brought a brilliant poem on Neelakurinji Flowers Of Munnar which are purple blue in color and much attractive, found at Indefatigable mountains of Western Ghats, Munnar, Kerala state of India.It is wonderful that these flowers bloom once in twelve years. From Poet's Note I came to know that you
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  • (11/2/2019 8:06:00 AM)

    Beautifully crafted magical words to expose beauty of nature painted with wildflowers. Your creation inspires everyone else to harmonise his step of dance with swaying Neelakurinji. I do appreciate your unbelievable articulation skill of creating breath and beats in dead words. (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (11/2/2019 5:20:00 AM)

    Incredible flowers that appear once, in twelve years!
    I never knew, thanks Dr. Menon for this lovely informative poem.
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  • (11/1/2019 11:49:00 PM)

    Great poem about the purple blue flowers. (Report)Reply

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  • Sankhajit Bhattacharjee (11/1/2019 11:27:00 PM)

    I enjoyed your poetry............10+ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 1, 2019



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