NaPoWriMo Day 17 ~ Exploring the Senses

Today’s prompt at NaPoWriMo is to write a poem in which you very specifically describe something in terms of at least three of the five senses.

The poem below is about an orchid plant that I found several months ago. It was practically lifeless when I brought it home. I’ll let the photo below speak for itself.

Little Orchid

Little Orchid

Little Orchid

Your leaves were so wilted on the day that I found you; they felt as pliable as overripe avocado skin
Stalks so dry and brittle that I feared you would break if I so much as breathed upon you
They said that you were hopeless but I could hear the life coursing through your exposed, thirsty roots
I brought you home and gave you a drink of cool, life giving water
Then misted you and gently rubbed the layers of dust from your smooth leaves as I expressed my love for you
One day, I told you, you will be beautiful again…I knew this in my heart
Day by day you sprang back to life and I watched as a brilliant new green stem rose from the soil
My heart filled with delight as your shiny new stalk filled with buds
Then a miracle happened and from my little orchid popped a beautiful bloom
I could almost swear that I heard your delicate voice say that you love me too

2 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day 17 ~ Exploring the Senses

  1. I feared you would break if I so much as breathed upon you. Beautiful. And look at it now! Mine always die even though I bought a book on them and everything! I think my house is too cold. Beautiful poetic story. Life giver!

    • Thanks Jules! I had a brown thumb until just this year. I dunno why. Every plant that I had would die and now they seem to flourish. Maybe it’ll change for you too. The cold house might be a factor.

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