Seashore ardisia is a rare name for a flower.
Yet it commands the attention with the world with
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;
keep the sparrows, turtledoves and Chinese bulbuls strong
for the next journey.
( The kids also find its fruit a nice little treat.）