It's fascinating to me how someone whose first language is not English brings fresh word connections to a beautiful poem: 'swift of dawn' and 'They acquaint in the process' bring to the table images I would never have thought of.
Again, 'Colliding their fate' is both dynamic and subtly brings in the sense of jostling for space and the negotiation of friendships formed for a common purpose. You combine the concepts of the hunt for a goal with the water theme when you describe it as fishing for the orchid.
The orchid itself, if you reference our resident genius' manual (Meme of course) symbolizes Magnificence, Love, Beauty, Refinement. All of these are qualities that define our community. I suspect though, that you take this flower, which is often a golden hue, to represent our founder and muse.
You have a description of the travelers gathering around together and it appears you show them forming a mosaic of the orchid itself. Very creative. Peraps you might rewrite this portion to draw out the allusion/illusion.
Altogether a creative and original work. Great job!
Wow... I'm speechless... I don't even know what to say! This poem is beautiful, filled with amazing imagery, and such nicely chosen words and metaphors... I was captivated from the start to the end. I think I want to reread it because I just loved the scene you painted with your words.
This stanza was brilliant:
"They spot a waterfall,
that cascades ideas,
into the edge of the river.
Colliding their fate,
to fish for that orchid."
I also really loved this one:
In the path of spring.
For the beauty of words.
Home of continents.
Forms ripples of haven. "
And the ending was flawless... Amazing poem and what an amazing tribute to LTFR <3