Phenomenology of Orange

by | Mar 4, 2014 | Poetry

We understand orange as a complex
factor to which all experiences are related.


Orange is the subject of all personal acts
and cannot be expressed until it is a subject.


Whatever orange cannot represent is
the unknown: both inner and outer.


The outer unknown if painted orange
has the potential of sensual experience.


The inner unknown is immediate
experience, like biting a seed.


The expression of biting a seed
is not voluntary and harbors in the teeth.


The outer unknown is what wants
to irrupt like a dream into orange hair.


Orange is subordinate to a memory
and is related to history and reflex.


Orange is altered not by what is sensed
but altered is by what cannot be found there.



Photo By: Mariner Perdido Key Florida

About The Author


Tom Holmes is the editor of Redactions: Poetry, Poetics, & Prose and the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently The Cave, which won The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award for 2013 and will be released in 2014. His writings about wine, poetry book reviews, and poetry can be found at his blog, The Line Break.