May is the Rhododendron Spring,
those elongated bells calling.
Bursting between evergreen leaves
hoping to tempt searching bees.
Showing inside their dappled pathways
the nectar source within a colour blaze.
A bursting bush, all covered in bloom,
has white bells with a vanilla perfume.
Another shrub dressed in scarlet
is brazen like a floral harlot.
Those red bells shout to the bees,
“Come to my colour if you please.”
A delicate, pale purple display
is subtle, with scent to show the way.
The Rhododendron spread is global,
from mountainside to tropical.