Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea
Your name intrigues as much as your
Bracts of purple 
Bougainvillea
Bouquet from a country estate?
A Villa?
Norwegians call you “trillingblomst.”
Can it mean “thrilling bloom?”
Africans call you “Papierblom”
Blooms of paper?
Bougainvillea
Your flowers are tiny bottles 
With white fluted edges.
Your stems stiff
Your leaves a lively green
On vines that run and climb 
Like busy children.
Bougainvillea

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