Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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CALLISTA DENDROBIUM

Aggregatum group through Laos
Vietnam, southwestern China
pendant infloresences, brilliant
yellow to linger from the window
listen to sounds of bloomed clusters
prepared to plunder deep scent
flower radiance, rapture in crossing
the bar of relief as words crowd
push forward, a sentence settles
on lips of blossoms, seeming to sing
exposed, their edge of being sharpened
to pare the softness of evening light
solemnized, dying sun cut in wedges
lays between the leaves, numbed
into acquiescence, faint oriental delight.




Jan G. Otterstrom F. October 21, 2014