3.5.09

Sunday Poem-Let us celebrate their moist interiors-Orchids!

 

LADY’S SLIPPER ORCHID

 

 I recall Dion Fortune’s phrase somewhere:

That orchids nurse hatred for people

 

But I feel,  

staring at your fabulously

 Silly Flower

That nothing so hilarious

Could nurse hatreds and contempts.

 

That in your full-booted truth

You are just as you need to be.

 

Though extinction be your neighbour

Along with yew and limestone,

You continue;

 

A miracle by this footpath,

Smiling brightly

In the sun and rain.

 

Cypripedium calceolus  I salute you!



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