Raindrops cascading in ferocious quick succession
Drop after pounding drop beating mercilessly against your soft petals
Bobbing up and down you bounce back resiliently
Absorbing liquid nutrients all the while knowing they’ll make your petals shine brighter
Protecting a tiny ant snuggled up cozily in the depth of your embrace
You’re a wonder, rhododendron, hardy yet you flower in soft pink ruffled and showy blooms
Your spectacular clusters are deserving of this tribute ode to you
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