Sarojini Naidu's "Champak Blossoms" contains the following lines:
Amber petals, ivory petals,
Petals of carven jade,
Charming with your ambrosial sweetness
Forest and field and glade,
Foredoomed in your hour of transient glory
To shrivel and shrink and fade!
But you, when your delicate bloom is over,
Will reckon amongst the dead.
"champak" refers to the flowers of Magnolia champacca.
Why is this flower in particular "foredoomed... to shrivel and shrink fade"? To be reckoned "amongst the dead"? Reading through the Wikipedia article for the flower, nothing jumped out at me about this flower being quick to die or overly fragile in any way, so I'm a bit confused what Naidu's getting at in this poem.
What do these lines about the champak blossom being "foredoomed" mean?