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An Orchid is like a Woman

Kathi writes about fossils and other earthly subjects, plus the natural fauna of Michigan, features in her community, poetry, and more.

An Orchid is like a Woman


Like a woman

An orchid is a beautiful flower

Like her foundation

Its stem is strong yet flexible



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Like her skin

The petals are silky soft to the touch

Compared to her feminine body

An orchid's form is curvaceous


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Like her beauty

An orchid is designed by nature's highest vision

And reminiscent of her scent

The sweet aroma casts a spell on innocence

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Like her patience

The orchid waits to bloom when ready

And similar to her endurance

Few other blossoms matches its longevity


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Like a woman

An orchid has special needs to grow

Light to know which direction to face

Water to maintain suppleness

The balance of nutrients to flourish

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Like a woman

An orchid can blind with good looks

Seduce the hungry

Lure entrance to trappings of sweet honey


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Like a woman

An orchid thrives among nature's bounty

Is admired by countless beings

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Like a woman's inner beauty of generosity

Orchids share multiple flowers on a single stem

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As only a woman's face can, the orchid gleams in the moonlight

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Most of all

A woman is like an orchid wanting, needing loving care

My "white moon" orchid, Phalaenopsis, is in full bloom, inside my Michigan home. Their natural beauty makes them an easy target for artistry and photography, to which I eagerly obliged. Hope you enjoyed the photo poetry inspired by my lovely orchids!

© 2011 Kathi Mirto

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