Fleeting Soul

Quintessence – Word of the Day

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Spider Orchids: West Australian native orchids, Eastern Wheatbelt.

 

Fleeting Soul

Fleeting soul,
so delicate in this harsh and unforgiving soil.
that has spurned the paltry rains that dared to fall here.
The quintessence of beauty, shy, peeking out
midst the blackbutt and broken acacia,
dancing tween the rocks,
who could not love you?

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,

pvcann.com

27 Comments

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27 responses to “Fleeting Soul

  1. Yea that’s what’s I’m wondering
    They look lovely

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  2. Unassuming but attention grabbing…I like that.

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  3. Nice poem!
    Guess the spider orchid just got someone to love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Wonderful words and a great shot!โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค

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  5. My first thought on seeing them was elegant dancers … which you also saw ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. MNL

    I didn’t know orchids grew in Australia. I thought they were tropical flowers that needed a lot of humidity. I love this line:
    so delicate in this harsh and unforgiving soil.
    that has spurned the paltry rains that dared to fall here.
    I feel like it captures the spirit of the desert flower, so quick to pop up with the little rain that falls. They are so beautiful, perhaps more appreciated because they don’t hang around very long. I also feel an echoed corollary to the human spirit : that those who have survived the hardest times, for having been tested, their courage and honor is precious.

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  7. Beautiful post!
    I love our native orchids. And I love the spirit you’ve captured in this!

    Like

  8. lync56

    I especially love this one

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