Orchid In The Forest

A spontaneous poem, inspired by the illustration from the NYT Book Review cover of March 15, 2015.  Thanks to illustrator Ryan Heshka


Orchid In The Forest

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.

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