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Angel Trumpet

Also know as the Moonflower, this species is vibrantly beautiful, especially after collecting raindrops!


An Angel Trumpet (Moonflower) after a rainstorm -- Vermont, August 2021
photo by Russell E. Willis (2021)

Moonflower


With that same quality of white

it shares with its namesake --


the deep white of a full moon

in a deep night feeling no competition


from the only other intruders, pale

pricks of faraway stars, it’s shadows


swimming in the darkness among

the inanimate folk of the glade --


a late-summer moonflower catches

raindrops like jewels woven into a


gown fit for a queen, or a crown

of pure, milky silk cushioning the


silver headband while catching

it’s jewels much like a moonflower


after a late morning storm

on a late summer day.


© 2021 Russell E. Willis


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