In our garden there always grew
Shrubs and trees Rhodesians knew
Pride of India, a bamboo so high
It's tasselled fronds seemed to touch the sky.
Bougainvillea of colours rare
Mixed with Yesterday and Tomorrows scented air
Jacarandas, a Flamboyant or two
Dressed in their spring or summer hue.
Pointsetties and Petria side by side
The loveliest background for a bride
A feast of colour in the springtime breeze
Crowned above by the Msasa trees
For of all the trees nature in colour has dressed
The giant Msasas are the most blesses.
From the collection - RHODESIAN REVERIE
Memories by Robert Heinrich Percival Cornell
Contributed by his grandson Rob Staniland
Email : Rob