orchid odes poetry prompts – section i: seeds – ode to seed

November 9, 2015 No Comments Miriam Uncategorized

orchid odes poetry prompts

section i: seeds

pistil prompt:

choose an item unearthed by your last poem to dig into a new piece. if you like, reverb it with Malay-based pantoun form. here is the first of a handful of orchid riffs on seeds.

 

photo credit: mcylouie

ode to seed

protect your race & mine
bean dream of jade tomorrows
vault creation tale unfurl stem curl
open already veined hands

bean dream of jade tomorrows
parents sheathed you in sliver for fool foragers
open already veined hands
mama embeds fireproof instructions dirt strong

parents sheathed you in sliver for fool foragers
stashed bottom refugee bag ancient desire for land
mama embeds fireproof instructions dirt strong
you stowaway burr slash-n-burn farmer’s pant hem

stashed bottom refugee bag ancient desire for land
baby dimple color of oxblood outfox henchmen
you stowaway burr slash-n-burn farmer’s pant hem
grandpa’s spring gamble gourd futures

baby dimple color oxblood outfox henchmen
vault creation tale unfurl stem curl
grandpa’s spring gamble gourd futures
protect your race & mine

transmit orchid transmit

orchid odes poetry prompts: prologue girl jungle

April 15, 2015 No Comments TigerOrchid orchid ode

orchid odes poetry prompts

dearest poet–

poems need places
to grow   yellow earth
red clay   your heart

may orchid’s pistil poetry prompts tickle open
space for your poems. write. now.

pistil:

our names sprout from story. use one of yours to prompt a poem from the story it tells you. orchid is one of mine.

Photo Credit: Belvin Louie

photo credit: belvin louie

prologue:  girl jungle

if hunter is orchid
peek thru bamboo knives savor
saffron sigh magenta rub bean belly
feed family thru hunger seasons

if sunlight is first drink
lash wrists scale laurel tree
strike ghost beat
six-petaled marimba

if prize is rust spotted spider
steady lungs with rhizome ease
surrender foxtail ink tigers
meditate cymbidium slippers

if orchid is hunted
mulch me straw trek down
dragon to market seed violet
ancestor song of all perfumes

scent orchid scent

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