Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon
Flower 20 - Neelakurinji Flowers Of Munnar - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon
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!
Poet's Notes about The Poem
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".
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