It’s been a wonderfully busy day and I managed to spare some time to explore Apollo and his associated myths that I am currently working into a poem. I did come across this refreshing read from Michael Pollan’s, ‘The Botany of Desire’, in what he describes as a plant’s – eye view of the world. I chose the excerpt from his chapter on Tulips, page 97, in which he reveals, almost poetically, the difference in flowers, in Dionysian and Apollonian terms.
I find it amusing to see flowers described as left and right brained, but the kleenex of peony petals made my evening. It is such a poetic way to see spent tears described so, in the folded and crushed edges of peonies. I thought to share this as a great introduction to Apollonian clarity and order through Pollan’s eyes, that reads like a prose poem.