National Orchid Day (Lunch with Nina)

orchid hand s

Space opens
with hands of friends
orchids move
shimmering like
butterflies
aiming events
into synchronicity

When Nina and I had lunch last weekend, I took a photo of Nina’s hand too.  It happened to be behind the orchids on the table, which fits in perfectly into Doodlewash‘s celebratory month of days.  I haven’t attempted a still life in a very long time, so I painted one based on my photo.

orchid hand close up s

The poem uses this week’s words from The Secret Keeper:
(5) Words: | SPACE | FRIEND | EVENT | MOVE | AIM |

and one of the NaPoWriMo prompts for a flower poem.

and is in a form introduced to me by The Elusive Trope, the Whitney.

poetry month

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30 responses to “National Orchid Day (Lunch with Nina)”

  1. Jodi says :

    So lovely. Hands of friendship. 💜

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Léa says :

    Hands can ‘say’ so much. Lovely post!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Sharon Mann says :

    What a beautiful setting, I can just hear the vivid conversation!

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  4. Sand Salt Moon says :

    Says so much! Beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  5. D.S. says :

    National Orchid Day! I didn’t know that — so glad I learned it here, as I do love orchids. And your art and poetry here: so beautiful. You have done the orchids proud (and Nina’s hand too). 🙂

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    • memadtwo says :

      Charlie at Doodlewash started the special “day” celebrations. This is the second month he’s done it, and he invited everyone to join in if they found a day that struck their fancy. It’s like a writing prompt in a way…
      Orchids are indeed beautiful, and I love that the restaurant we go to always has them on the table.

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  6. Teresa Robeson says :

    It’s like we’ve been invited to your lunch! What a wonderful friendship you two have. 🙂 Pretty orchid!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Susan Feniak says :

    So lovely! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. merrildsmith says :

    Lovely–poem, painting, and the thoughts of friendship!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    This is fabulous!! Such a beautiful portrait in words and image of your amazing friendship. LOVE this! 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  10. artandmoondreams says :

    Beautiful duet between gorgeous painting and tender verse.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. memadtwo says :

    Kerfe, this is brilliant. You have produced a masterpiece and I want it!

    Like

  12. the secret keeper says :

    The poem is wonderful. The painting is divine. So beautifully touching.

    Liked by 1 person

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