The Iliad of plants

        by Kevin T McEneaney

When a plant blooms once in a century,

you know that something special is going on….

In barren highlands of Bolivia,

as well as Peru, a bromeliad

blooms with pillar-stalks at fifty-feet high,

displaying thousands of yellow-white blooms

in an exotic phallic-like tower

which resembles a giant pineapple.

While there are three-thousand-seven hundred

species of various bromeliads

arranging their flowers in dense clusters,

this regal “queen of the Andes” is rare.

Viewing is a once-in-a-lifetime snap!

For five-thousand dollars, I’ll take you there!

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden, Longing, and other books