Orchid

 

 

Orchid

young orchid fresh-bloomed
engorged with succulence
bursting with life’s urgency
vibrantly seductive

dewy lips of supple petal
lay open in offered sweet delight
velvet pistil of gentle blush
enwrapped in throat of fiery hue

this vision of tender ecstasy
entices with a lilting sway
a fragrance to intoxicate
wafting from the luscious folds

breathing in the rich bouquet
all senses stirred and tantalized
my eyes embrace this visage rare
pleasured in the heady moment

captive by such vital beauty
consumed, one savors slowly
exquisitely delicious
this tender bud, full bloomed

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rob kistner © 2008

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photo above of: Phrag Eric Young orchid — composite by: rob kistner © 2008
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~ by Image&VerseToo on June 19, 2008.

22 Responses to “Orchid”

  1. Wow, I think I need to go and lie down! what a fabulous poem, and website generally, I think my husband will like your digital art.

    Thanks for visiting mine, glad to ahve found you.

  2. Such a seductive picture and so well described in the poem.

  3. I considered the orchid, but could never have done it such justice.

  4. You poem is edible!

    😀

  5. Intoxicating…what else is there to say?

  6. Simply amazing! A delightfully vivid poem that captivated me. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love this description – perfection!

  8. Your poem is as exquisite as the picture!

  9. sensual — leaves me breathless!!!

  10. What a neat description. Love your build up. Nice job!

  11. Very sensual. Sort of reminds me of Georgia O’Keeffe’s lovely seductive paintings. Beautiful

    love-bd

  12. Rob,

    Lovely words vividly descriptive of blossoming in multitude of ways. I like the hints of sensuality and the suggestiveness ~ ’tis alluring.

  13. Rob,

    Lovely words vividly descriptive of blossoming in multitude of ways. I like the hints of sensuality and the suggestiveness surfacing ~ ’tis alluring.

    The choice of words speak of something and mean another giving this poem dimensions depending on how one reads it.

    It is lovely in whatever way.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    (my previous comment was cut off)

  14. Both the well-wrought verse and the lovely photograph draw one into the heart of orchid and human. Thank you for this post!

  15. “this vision of tender ecstasy
    entices with a lilting sway
    a fragrance to intoxicate
    wafting from the luscious folds”

    that sounded so much tempting :)…lovely imagery

  16. Exquisite – as always – both words and image are vibrant!

  17. …is it hot in here…

  18. Both image and verse, mesmerizing and sensual Rob.
    fantastic poem.

  19. An excellent Poetic study of the Botanical-
    Very inspiring!

  20. awesome……..both pic and written word.

  21. Such beauty in words and form…thank you for sharing!

  22. This is exotic all round! Love the intimate sensuality imbued in both pic and poetry!

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