The Romance of Nature

A poem about orchids, and their evolutionary soulmates.

Lee David Tyrrell
3 min readFeb 14, 2023

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Angraecum sesquipedale, the Latin name for Darwin’s orchid, symbolises romance in the natural world, beyond us.

We think of love — real lust and adoration — as a purely human institution, but that isn’t true.

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Lee David Tyrrell

Fiction writer, mostly attracted to sci-fi and strange, experimental tangents. I’ve also worked as a music journalist for Clash, eGigs, eFestivals & C64 Audio.