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The Architecture of Flowers

Commission: a living pod of organic shape
and texture, with a sense of suspended space.
The design: an emergent form pushing, a force
bursting upwards, bending columns topped

with capitals of a layered, opened calyx,
each sepal taut and separate to support
an architrave of air; your ears, alert
to susurration, will hear the rush, sleek

and rustling, of respiration, circling breath
around the building; you'll feel bricks drift

imperceptibly, shifting place when rough
winds batter, but the walls, malleable and soft,

will give but never shatter. These are semi-detached,
energy-efficient homes. See prototype attached.