Hibiscus Morning" is part of the Tropics Collection…mornings on the island, the Hibiscus opens early…breakfast on the terrace with the warmth of the sun, feels so luxurious with all the blossoms cascading down, in their multitudinous shades of brilliant colour …
Watercolour on Arches Hot Pressed Paper…
Sequestered in their wiry pods,
the hibiscus opened last night after a long silence.
While we mimicked stones in our shared bed,
the big lusty blooms burst into being,
half-human and full as the moon.
We practice avoidance this morning;
a marriage of papery faces nods in the sun
ox-blood, pearl and the pink-throated one,
their enviable tongues already discovered by the bees. J. Wallace