Bee Longing

  The column of the cymbidium orchid resembles a primitive canoe, and it is designed to fit the pollinator lured to it by its deceptive enticements of color and fragrance promising nectar and pollen.  The bright markings and the callus on the lip act as a landing strip for the visiting bee. Often, when orchids […]

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View From Earth

Sequel to BARD OF MARS INVOCATION Ubiquitous, therefore hard to assess, an elegant complexity is found, quite dauntingly difficult to express, innately lavish, vibrantly unbound. From forest to the desert or the sea, from far or in a microscopic view, at any scale, it works exquisitely, and wonder, awe and reverence are its due. Fit […]

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Addictive Designs

Addictive Designs   Originally published in Orchids magazine, this remains the only poem published by this magazine of the American Orchid Society, since it’s 1932 inception. James Ph. Kotsybar   Renowned for what he’d long ago begun, John tried to take a step back from his life and figure out just what it was he’d […]

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