Black Dahlia

Black Dahlia

By Somali K Chakrabarti


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Cryptic, enigmatic, 

Black  Dahlia, exotic like

allure of nightfall sky


Black Dahlia is actually a dark red or deep burgundy dahlia. When placed with other white flowers, it makes for a stunningly attractive floral arrangement.


A Haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables in 3 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the second.


Lei: A wreath for your soul  is a collection of short poems that combine elements of nature, philosophy, culture, science and spirituality. Take a peek here on Kindle Store.





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  • beautiful imagery 🙂

  • Looks a bit evil and dangerous as well. 😀

  • Beautiful pic Somali; really mysterious and puzzling. Such a beautiful flower. Apt words

  • Yes, it signifies the beauty of night…. 🙂 Beautiful haiku, Somali… 🙂

  • cryptic – it is a perfect word for this flower I think. It is beautiful indeed 🙂

  • Reminded me of the movie with the same name. The case remained unsolved in real life.

  • Every work of nature is a mystery that we adore…beautiful Somali as always

  • Excellent haiku about exotic black dahlia.

  • I have never found Dahlia as alluring as it appears through your words! Thanks for redefining this flower. 🙂

  • Lovely picture to complement a beautiful verse – or vice-versa.

  • Loved the cryptic thing Somali.And then, the allure of the night – my favorite time of the day, haan-haan it sounds ulta-pulta but I know you know what I mean 😀
    Btw did not know about the movie but as its still unsolved ,I think, I’ll skip that :/
    A lovely haiku 🙂

  • I like the way it has been named. Black Dahlia for a dark maroon flower. It’s a deep & alluring color. There is no doubt as to its effect amidst whites. Nice pick 🙂

  • Love the way you depicted the fragrance of the black Dahlia:)

  • lovely …

    cant wait for spring or summers as then I have these BLack dahlias in my garden 🙂


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