Vining imperially, showing its mandevilla traits,

Our diplandenia prospers,

Profusely pushing out its bright blooms

Of red, rose, and pink

Ever toward the sun. 


Cold and drought and drenching wet

Hinder not this splendid creature.

It prospers, independent of all else.

It sends out its thin viny tentacles,

Ever reaching out from its flowery bower.


--May 16, 2013