Jacaranda [poem, 11 April 1931]


The softest mauve carpet
That ever was spread,
The deepest mauve canopy
Over my head.

A haze in the warm air
Of loveliest hue
That seems to envelop
The garden and you.

A. S. H.

The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW), Saturday 11 April 1931, page 9

Editor’s notes:
Jacaranda = the Jacaranda tree is native to the regions of Central America and South America; the word “Jacaranda” is believed to have originated from the Tupi–Guarani languages of South America; Jacaranda trees were introduced into Australia and have become prominent in several places

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