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Rummy Park, 54

(Inside My Hot House Orchid)

by Rebecca Lu Kiernan

You can see
Tongue pink petals
Spread so wide, spread so wide,
Contrasting yellow throat
Violet speckled,
Pulsing with the filtered breeze
You pump from the forest willows.

What an enjoyable house
And conservatory plant,
Such bright bloom in sheltered site,
Flowers with such flamboyant flesh,
For cutting.

Copyright © 2006 by Rebecca Lu Kiernan

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