Love Poem: Adoring Lines to a Flower of Brazil
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Written by: Ngoc Nguyen

Adoring Lines to a Flower of Brazil


I love a lovely maid—a Flower
     of the sun-baked land of Brazil;
ageless, she by clock's every hour
     makes the time be perfectly still.

Though fair and gorgeously pretty, 
     she longs to be known and adored
for her heart and inward beauty, 
     where love is felt and richly stored. 

She's queenly and wears a lush crown,
     a regent who sits on her throne;
a Rose, she's praised and of renown,
     and prized for her rare grace alone.

Too selfless and giving and kind 
     to disappoint, she lives to care
and gives alms to the lame and blind,
     and for me always says a prayer.