geraniums on the afternoon of 14th august 2012
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  • michael szpakowski 3y

    I posted the image above on Rhizome and was delighted
    to find this poem by Alex Nodopaka as a comment below it
    (reproduced with permission).

    Discussion between Geranium and Fat Couple

    The geranium in the pot
    gazes at its shadow
    and with a smirk from its leaves
    says with a chuckle

    to its partner branch,
    Look how fat that geranium
    on the dirt is!
    The shadow on the ground

    after a short meditation replies,
    It’s easier for a camel to hump
    the eye of a needle
    than for a fat geranium

    to lay a skinny shadow.
    Upon reflection they must be
    Chinese Taoist philosophers
    in deep contemplation of nature.

    Alex Nodopaka, August 2012
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