From the Book of Orchids

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There are words here amongst the leaves and petals of the book. They take root in the memory digging deeply into the strands of the emotions that colour thoughts & actions –  remember how he quickly called the barber from the accident site  – so many cables and wiry tangled threads, aerial roots clinging to clouds and columns of words like butterflies seeking nectar,……. as the mind flutters about, seeking the truth.

Orchidaceae – like  birds in the rafters of my mind –  terrestrial orchids may be rhizomatous or form corms or tubers. What do extraterrestrial orchids do when they desire music and moonlight – do they dance and dream of other worlds , contemplating & wondering if there are orchids on other planets ?

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There are words here, if I could just find them – the barber wept when he arrived , recalling the music and the dancing  – sentences and meaning become difficult to separate from the pages. The tango music plays in the background as he flips through the pages of the book searching for a clue. Who could have done such a thing ?  The orchids whisper about  secrets and forbidden kisses.   They reach upward towards the stars as if they belonged there .


Somewhere in these pages is the answer; there must be an answer.  One must have patience when seeking enlightenment & understanding. 



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5 thoughts on “From the Book of Orchids

    1. Thanks for comments -much appreciated. 🙂
      It is my creative response/accompaniment to the images. A bit ambiguous narrative that was intended to suggest someone dealing with a traumatic event.

      From time to time I repurpose pieces of writing from other posts, building an odd linage of imagery and theme. A few of the lines in this post were borrowed from an earlier post where I was playing with found poetry and online comments.

      The information about the orchids came from Wikipedia as indicated by the links.

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