No editing other than cropping, this is how they actually looked.
In A Cuban Garden
by Sara Teasdale
Hibiscus flowers are cups of fire,
(Love me, my lover, life will not stay)
The bright poinsettia shakes in the wind,
A scarlet leaf is blowing away.
A lizard lifts his head and listens-
Kiss me before the noon goes by,
Here in the shade of the cebia hide me
From the great black vulture circling the sky.
So it's not a Cuban garden, rather a visit to Molbaks but I better understand Teasdale's image now!