Standing tall with humongous trunk
Branches snaking out and wide
Green thick foliage of the Rain Tree
Among rows of jacaranda and gulmohar
The tree seems uninteresting
Does it flower? Does it seed?
Where is the carpet of bright flowers?
Like the copper pod’s bright yellow flowers on ground.
Observe and yes! They do flower!
Hairy pink flowers; high above the foliage
In large numbers. They don’t fall to the ground.
So; do they just wither on the tree?
Their silent existence exudes mystery.
Their leaves glisten with drops of rain
Do they house the squirrels and the birds?
No pomp; but standing tall….
Love these trees more than ever…
Anticipating; their special powers to bring rain.
How do they attract clouds?
I wonder; Why is it named a Rain Tree?