12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

The Orchid I / L’Orchidea I

a gift I thought I’d killed with neglect
surprised me with a stem shot lightward
bowed it
studded it over several days
with seven dragon heads
topaz tongued
pearl maned


un regalo che ero sicura che ho ucciso
mi ha sorpreso con uno stelo
spinto verso la luce
l’ha arcuato
dopo alcuni giorni l’ha tempestato
con sette teste di dragoni
le linguette di topazio
criniere di perla

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 11.18.48 am

4 comments on “The Orchid I / L’Orchidea I

  1. Aquileana
    March 12, 2015

    Beautiful and I love the metaphors you have included here! ⭐
    Thanks for sharing. All the best to you!, Aquileana 😀

  2. Angela Highstead
    March 12, 2015

    Che bellezza! One of my best friends had an orchid nursery. Her comment, “Most people mollycoddle them too much and they don’t flower again”. So mine is out under the tree, not exactly neglected but outside where it belongs. Fingers crossed for its future.

    Love, Ang x

    Sent from my iPad


    • Kittykatmandoo
      March 17, 2015

      I swing between he mollycoddle and downright neglect. Somewhere between those extremes I’m doing something right (she says, watching the wilty heads drop from on high…) xx

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