Gulmohar flowers…

City feasts on vibrant hues

Brief relief from grime.

Copyright @ Goutam Dutta

Author: gdutta17

Born in the year 1968, my childhood was spent amidst the beautiful scenic landscape of a small town in India, Ranchi. Though an engineer by qualification, reading, writing and cooking are my passions. Another thing that I am passionate about is my country, India. As they say, a lifetime is probably not enough to explore the whole of India. Currently based in Kolkata, I can be reached at

13 thoughts on “Gulmohar”

  1. I had to look the gulmohar up. Wow, what a beauty! I can certainly see how it would brighten anything gloomy and grimy. Your poem was beautiful, and sad at the same time, thinking of when the flowers fade, the grime of the city is back.

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    1. Thank you so much. The fault is mine…after I had uploaded the Haiku, I realised that I should have added a picture of the flowers. The flowers cine in different colours and look very pretty when they are in bloom. Unfortunately they are not very strong and get frequently uprooted by cyclones and thunderstorms, to which the eastern region of India is quite prone. Then they block roads and create chaos after a storm. So the city municipality is loathe to plant the uprooted trees back or doesn’t want to plant fresh ones. It’s a pity, in my opinion, that the municipality is choosing the simplest way out instead of trying to do some research on how to preserve these trees and make th city look beautiful, albeit for a few days during spring time.

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  2. Flowers are such a relief from grime and they can grow in the tiniest of balconies. Thank you for sharing this, Goutam. I’m not familiar with those type of flowers. Sorry about your trees. Woodlake just uprooted 100 year old palm trees. Some people were very upset about the destruction of history, but in truth they had grown so tall and spindly, they had outlasted their time. They did put in new ones, and they look much better and they planted flowers.

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    1. Yes, it looks beautiful when the trees are in bloom. I am improving gradually. Have started to go out for my walks though still taking it slow at the moment. Thank you so much. 😊🙏

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