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The Champa Flower

SUPPOSING I became a champa flower, just for fun, and grew on a branch high up that tree, and shook in the wind with laughter and danced upon the newly budded leaves, would you know me, mother?

You would call, "Baby, where are you?" and I should laugh to myself and keep quite quiet.

I should slyly open my petals and watch you at your work.

When after your bath, with wet hair spread on your shoulders, you walked through the shadow of the champa tree to the little court where you say your prayers, you would notice the scent of the flower, but not know that it came from me.

When after the midday meal you sat at the window reading Ramayana, and the tree's shadow fell over your hair and your lap, I should fling my wee little shadow on to the page of your book, just where you were reading.

But would you guess that it was the tiny shadow of your little child?

When in the evening you went to the cow-shed with the lighted lamp in your hand, I should suddenly drop on to the earth again and be your own baby once more, and beg you to tell me a story.

"Where have you been, you naughty child?"

"I won't tell you, mother." That's what you and I would say then.

Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore
Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913

Greatest writer in modern Indian literature, Bengali poet, novelist, educator, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Tagore was awarded the knighthood in 1915, but he surrendered it in 1919 as a protest against the Massacre of Amritsar, where British troops killed some 400 Indian demonstrators protesting colonial laws. Tagore's reputation in the West as a mystic has perhaps mislead his Western readers to ignore his role as a reformer and critic of colonialism.

Photo Right : A young flower seller at Flower Stalls in Kundasang Town preparing a life pot of boutique for display.



Flowers is one of the nature's best gift to mankind.  Flowers make our world a more colorful place to live in. Flowers have been admired and used by humans to beautify their environment.



The following are some of the flowers available for browsing buying in FLOWER MARKET in Kundasang :

A young flower girl

朱槿 (大紅花) Bunga Raya Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (rose mallow, China rose)
朱槿 (大紅花) Bunga Raya
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (rose mallow, China rose)

Native to East Asia. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia, called Bunga Raya in Malay. The word bunga in Malay means "flower", while raya in Malay means "big" or "grand". The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is literally known as the "big flower" in Malay.

法國萬壽菊 Tagetes patula (French marigold)
法國萬壽菊 Tagetes patula (French marigold)

The French marigold (Tagetes patula) is a species in the daisy family (Asteraceae). It is native to the Americas with several naturalised populations around the world.

藍星花 Evolvulus nuttallianus
藍星花 Evolvulus nuttallianus

Evolvulus is a genus of the morning glory family. Evolvulus are known generally as dwarf morning glories. Most all are native to the Americas.

There are about 100 Evolvulus Species

石竹花 Dianthus chinensis

石竹花 Dianthus chinensis

This species is one out of 300 species of Dianthus.

Dianthus chinensis species is native to northern China, Korea, Mongolia, and southeastern Russia.
The flowers are white, pink, or red, 34 cm diameter, produced singly or in small clusters.

Widely cultivated as an ornamental plant, both in China and elsewhere across the world.

倒掛金鐘花  Fuchsia (Lantern Flower)

倒掛金鐘花  Fuchsia (Lantern Flower)

A genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees.

Brightly colored fuchsias (Fuchsia paniculata) produce pendulous flowers that dangle from beneath leafy stems.
There are currently almost 110 recognized species of Fuchsia. The vast majority are native to South America.

Chrysanthemums  (mums or chrysanths)
菊花 Chrysanthemums
(mums or chrysanths)

Flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae.
Native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China.  About 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties.

Saintpaulias (African violets)
紫羅蘭 Saintpaulias (African violets)

A genus of 620 species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae, native to Tanzania and adjacent southeastern Kenya in eastern tropical Africa.
Several of the species and subspecies are endangered, and many more are threatened, due to their native cloud forest habitats being cleared for agriculture.

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