Flower Symbolism: Mystical Orchid

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Odilon Redon: Strange Orchid /wikipaintings.org

Orchid

Deep in the valley, a beauty hides:
Serene, peerless, incomparably sweet.
In the still shade of the bamboo thicket
It seems to sigh softly for a lover.

– Taigu Ryokan

I seem to be bumping into orchids so often (or they into me), so I´m sharing the pleasure with you all.

General symbolic meanings of orchid: Love, beauty, sensuality, mature charm, fertility, virility, feminine-masuline balance, luxury and reaching the full potential.

More about orchid (and other flower) meanings:

Orchid Flower Meaning http://www.buzzle.com/articles/orchid-flower-meaning.html, Orchid Meanings http://livingartsoriginals.com/flower-orchid.htm

orchids

when two people
understand each other
in their innermost hearts
their words are sweet
like the fragrance
of orchids

– lisa hancox

Orchids in Bloom

In all things thought seen…
The world has once again conspired
Culminating in a soft petals bloom
Capturing, the eye of man
Illuminating hope in the darkest room

It is this spark, this aura, this radiance
This ignition of inner quality
Amid viscus conflagrations, striking in its purity
Breaching through your outer identity
Nascent, your inner beauty shines, intensely

Lighting the path of life and love

– Marcus McKinley

 

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source of poems: poemhunter.com

Image 2: worldpaperswide.com

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