Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Orchids - A Gift of Beauty

                                                                                        Attribution: Marlith
Image: Orchid flowers
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

Humble beginnings
Jungle flower hidden right
among green foliage

Beauty seemingly
Creation of a classic
specimen of love

Love and affections
Aptly an epitome of
human perfection

It held its own strength
Given names of royalty
the rich and famous

Written for Chev's CARPE DIEM #294 with prompt Ran (Ochids) and
shared with d"Verse OpenLinkNight #113

22 comments:

  1. oh orchids def embody love...a very sensual in appearance flower....

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  2. They sure are the choice of many and bring forth much emotion

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  3. 'Creation of a classic' how very true..possessing the characteristics of a classic beauty, rare, hard to grow, incomparable beauty, sought and loved by many..nice tribute to a beautiful flower

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  4. They do indeed ~ Such a challenge to grow them though ~

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  5. Very nice. My mother used to grow orchids but gave them up when she moved to a smaller place recently. It was a labor of love for her but they were so beautiful.

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  6. Orchids are so gorgeous. Lovely poem Hank!

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  7. Books of poetry could/should be written about their exotic allure.

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  8. Orchids remind me of exotic south east Asia....beautiful!

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  9. Orchids really are beautiful. I remember in high school you were extra special if your date bought you an orchid corsage.

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  10. I love orchids, epiphytes in general really and one variety gives us vanilla, a precious spice. This is a lovely ode to a gorgeous flower.

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  11. orchids are beautiful..as is the poem

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  12. ah - isn't she a beauty.... and i love the unfolding process as well...from the humble beginning..nice

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  13. Another vote for orchids and their amazing, wonderful, ridiculous beauty. We have an epiphytic orchid that's in flower for the third time ... it's gorgeous.

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  14. Orchid's color, shape and delicacy - often a symbol of femininity - not as blooming as a rose, not as short a life span either. You beautifully make the case for its sensuousness as well as sensuality. Well done.

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  15. "Cow's foot orchid" isn't very glamorous, but "Crib of Venus" is nice. Orchids have a fascinating history...

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  16. Orchid's are wonderful flowers. Strong yet fragile... very good...

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  17. ...oh, orchids --- the dearest kind of flowers to me b'coz it's mom's favourite... we have plenty of 'em in our garden & yes, they are a joy in every morning... my mom always have a conversation with each of her orchids... treating everyone as li'l babies ever blooming in the yard... loved this Hank... lovely write... smiles...

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  18. Hank, a very sensual write. Yes, the orchid is a beautiful flower.

    Pamela

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  19. Very nice series Hank ... orchids fragile yet strong beauty.

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  20. Beautiful. Your simple approach gave honor to the flower. Enjoyed

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