Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ode to the Giant Philodendron

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM, 8-9 evening class Monday to Friday

University of Santo Tomas, Manila 2011

They say you are an epiphyte,
commensal to an acacia tree;
securing your foothold for free;
I say, you're riding on its might

And height to reach out for the sun,
as your deciduous host lay bare
by some genie's power and care
like a returning prodigal son.

You clothe your host in queer fashion,
gather the mist and catch the rain,
and make her regal worthy to reign,
indeed you're a true companion. ~

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