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The Orchid

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The Orchid

The Orchid
As the orchid blooms its long beautiful flower
The perfume of which fills the air hour by hour
The strength in its leave when open from bud
No decay just a little wrinkle as in age it should
 
If Orchis the son of the nymph and satyr
Had not drunk of the vine and showed his desire
As he drank long and hard at the feast of Dionysus
His eyes fell on a priestess and caused all the fuss.

He wanted her, was his drunken decree
And he didn’t care if she didn’t want he
He coveted the priestess as he drank by the hour
Determined he was soon her going to deflower.

His advances she said she would not take
But he did not listen and her he would make
But for this insult to a revered priestess
The gods were determined he’d pay for her distress

He would not go unpunished this was THEIR decree
And ripped limb from limb they decreed he would be
The bacchanalians did tear him apart and justly so
He should have accepted the priestess she  said NO!

The father of Orchis prayed the Gods would restore
The son that he loved and would for evermore
After they listened to the prayers of a father distraught
The Gods returned Orchis not as a man but as a flower they thought.

Orchis became the flower with the strange sounding name
Whose beauty enchants and its perfume does the same
The orchid, the bulbs shape we will recognise today
The part under the body, where a man likes us to play.

© 9/02/2013/~GG~


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  1. Date: 2/14/2013 7:26:00 AM
    Another excellent write again from one of my loving friends and fav. poets, Mandy ! I love the fantastic image of one of the most beautiful and delicate flowers (also found here in our place.) Two thumbs on this great write of yours! Thank you so much for sharing my dear. Belated many congratulations also on your many wins in the contests! love always, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 10:39:00 AM
    Interesting work based on Mythology..Enjoyed reading this morning..Thanks for stopping by with congrats...Sara

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 4:57:00 AM
    Wonderful work!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 4:00:00 AM
    Dear Mandy, Greek mythology put into magnificent verse! Wonderfully done, example to follow. Thank you!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 11:32:00 AM
    oh my...haha. I love this mandi. Its lovely with an archaic quality

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 6:56:00 AM
    Exquisite tale, poetically expressed... Very nice, Mandy... Terry

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Magical!

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    Date: 2/10/2013 2:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna luv xx
  1. Date: 2/9/2013 4:27:00 PM
    i remember a poet once, who grew in to a beautiful Orchid,, she could have even written this beauty...

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    Date: 2/10/2013 2:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Bless you harry I appreciate your support so much xx
  1. Date: 2/9/2013 12:50:00 PM
    Mandy this is nectar.... excellent, David

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 2/10/2013 2:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David, much appreciated xx