A spontaneous poem, inspired by the illustration from the NYT Book Review cover of March 15, 2015. Thanks to illustrator Ryan Heshka
AN ORCHID IN THE FOREST
An Orchid in the forest, shoots forth. All things, all things will grow as they should. And so the time, the time becomes the thing. The measure of all that we might know to what we might become. Emblem and symbol always pale when compared to the lotus fully formed. Every warlord passed has dropped to knee when survival brings them to a fresh bloom of life. ~TH~
Typed directly onto the newsprint on a 1958 Royal Aristocrat typewriter.