The light of the lilies
There is something magical
About entering the huge circular greenhouse
Where water lilies rise gracefully out of the shadowed water.
Strange plants grow around the walls
Sighing like discarded scarves.
If you’re lucky, you will see
The world’s largest water lily, Victoria Amazonica, in flower.
They only bloom twice – the first night, they are white,
The second night pink.
And there – can you see it? –
Is the perfect blue water lily
That inspired the imagination of Monet.
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