它吸引麻雀、斑鸠、白头翁前来觅食,有时也吸引小孩子

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它吸引麻雀、斑鸠、白头翁前来觅食,有时也吸引小孩子

 
春不老
 
春不老是罕见的花名
 
但它恒以静态姿势

注视天、注视地

和太阳、星星、月亮共舞

抗瘠坚毅的性格
 
是春不老与宇宙交集的特质
 
东方紫金牛、万两金
 
也是它的名字
 

 
它喜爱热带气温
 
是有朝气的小型乔木
 
却也是吉祥灌木
 
成为树篱时
 
衍然是一溜美丽的风景
 

 
如果时间稍稍停留叶尖
 
油绿的盆栽
 
很快──
 
便屹立成为大自然界中的一名勇士
 

 
它下垂开放的红、白花蕊
 
是蜜蜂的粮食
 
扁形浆果
 
则吸引麻雀、斑鸠、白头翁前来觅食
 
(其实,它有时也是小孩甜蜜的零食)
 

 
SEASHORE ARDISIA
 
Seashore ardisia is a rare name for a flower.
 
Yet it commands the attention with the world with
 
eternal stillness,
 
gazing at the skies and the earth,
 
and swinging gently with the visiting sun, stars and the moon.
 
It marries resolve with character,
 
and proudly claims its place in the floral cosmos.
 
Its dainty berries irresistible to the birds.
 

 
A sturdy little tree,
 
It favors the warmth of the tropics.
 
A bringer of good luck,
 
it is a corner-scape of loveliness
 
when it hedges by the white picket fence.
 

 
If its green leaves care to weather the trials of time,
 
this potted plant
 
would soon flourish into a trusted sentinel in the forest.
 
Its red and white stamens
 
are where the honeybees find their sustenance;
 
Its berries
 
keep the sparrows, turtledoves and Chinese bulbuls strong
 
for the next journey.
 
( The kids also find its fruit a nice little treat.)