Monday, April 9, 2018

Princess Tree

Princess Tree

It is planted at the birth of a girl.
The fast-growing tree matures when she does.
On the day she marries, the tree is cut
and carved into a marriage chest for her dowry.
Its texture is smooth, almost soft.
A phoenix will land only on Princess Tree
and only when a good ruler is in power.
It is a persistent exotic invasive.
The beautiful flowers have a sweet smell.
The seeds are winged.
They disperse by wind and water.
They are not fussy about the soil.
This tree can grow from a crack in the pavement.
It can survive wildfire and regenerate,
but it will not thrive in the shade of another tree.

GloPoWriMo Day 9 - something big and something small
More about Paulownia (Princess Tree) here and here

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