Grandeur and splendour,

generous tree,

purple or white,

a variety

of wealth and of pride,

of this special sort

that transforms a yard

into a court,

and graciously smiling

it takes you aside –

you are led into spring

by a royal guide.

Gisela Munz-Schmidt

from: A Bouquet of Flowers

Magnolienblüten Aquarell von Sibylle Buderath ,Detail