Why does an orchid appear to dance and sing?
Why does an orchid appear to dance?
It spends many months taking lashings from clouds
Then feels the relief from its rolled up fists.
Sensing the sun beating down on its cap
It opens its limbs like a maid gliding free
And why does it appear to sing?
It spends many months with its wing in a tie
Till smothering clouds take their shadows awry
It loosens its petals to stretch out its tongue,
A diva that trills beneath a naked sky.