the bird and the puddle

there is a small grey puddle 

in a cave in a far-off country  

that may or may not exist  

and at night a plain black bird  

flies a thousand miles  

to land in this puddle  

and when its feet and legs  

raise the temperature of the puddle  

by just 0.001%  

it is enough to warm the water  

and because of this 

the most beautiful orchid  

is finally allowed to bloom  

and I think that is humanity 


◄ perfect grass poem

kiss boom ►


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Sat 6th Jul 2019 21:29

Could this be David Attenborough and Brian Cox stuck in a lift, running out of air Stu? No I thought not. I love the whole image and the playfulness of it. It could even be a dig at the pomposity of gurus at least I hope it is, they often deserve it!


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Stu Buck

Sat 6th Jul 2019 13:44

i think they are beautiful but unfortunately anything vaguely green that comes near me tends to die so i just go to garden centres to stare at them instead.

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John Coopey

Sat 6th Jul 2019 08:44

I get a wild orchid bloom each year in a pot of hostas. It has self-sown there.

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Stu Buck

Fri 5th Jul 2019 21:49

thanks all

it is entirely unlikely as i just made it up!

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Jon Stainsby

Fri 5th Jul 2019 21:12


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Mae Foreman

Fri 5th Jul 2019 20:58

You blow my mind!
Thank you?

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Brian Maryon

Fri 5th Jul 2019 20:41

Unlikely, but if it brings hope to many who am I to argue?

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