Full many a flower is born to blush unseen …

… And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

This is a sleeping hibiscus next to my favourite coffee pot.  I like the coffee pot because it shines; it makes terrible, gritty coffee.

The sleeping hibiscus is a beautiful flower that is so named because it looks like it is going to open and never does.  It is like a brilliant schoolchild who plays within her or his limits, destined to become a ‘mute inglorious Milton … to Fortune and to Fame unknown.’

Red hibiscus


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