old ruin ?
a roof of bougainvillea

11 Responses

  1. Mike Schoenburg I Says:

    What’s a bougainvillea? ?

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    Bougainvillea (/?bu???n?v?li?/ or /?bo???n?v?li?/) is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower-like spring leaves near its flowers. Different authors accept between four and 18 species in the genus. They are native plants of South America, from Brazil west to Ecuador and south to southern Argentina (Chubut Province). Bougainvillea are also known as buganvilla (Spain), bugambilia (Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Philippines), bouganvilla (India), pokok bunga kertas (Indonesia, Malaysia), bougenville (Pakistan), Napoleón (Honduras), jahanamiya (Arab World), veranera (Colombia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama), trinitaria (Colombia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic & Venezuela), Santa Rita (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) or papelillo (northern Peru).

  3. gail Says:

    Sorry I was trying to add a pic and it failed.

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    tinywords tends to avoid web urls, photos, and other attachments. I think we can all search for the plant and find a lot of wonderful images. I recommend the "Ecosia" search engine as unlike other search engines they will help plant trees rather than decimate nature.

  5. Gail Says:

    tropical flowering plant. beautiful

  6. Magyar Says:

    __ A long abandoned homestead now stands as the trellis; supporting vines are nature's strength, not forgotten.

    weakened frame
    held by a bougainvillea
    the friends

  7. janewilliams Says:


  8. Isabella Morozova Says:

    an abandoned grave –
    a dandy-lion in the grass

  9. Dawn Apanius Says:

    Gorgeous poetry ?

  10. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    What a beautiful image.


  11. Alan Summers Says:

    old ruin –
    a roof of bougainvillea


    I am also saddened when ruins are new, such as the Grenfall Tower atrocity in London where the local authorities and property company are escaping prosecution.

    Strong poem!

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