A New Orchid Myth presents poems of fantasy-reality and the possibility of a different kind of civilization on another planet from which Mr. and Mrs. Everydream descend to Earth. From New York City they travel within the states for a broader perspective. Sunflowers and orchids play an important part in this optimistic narrative. The sunflower seeds provide great nourishment here and in their home planet. Orchids also exist there but are wilted and becoming sterile as are the people. What is needed there is optimism, and the red on orchids seems to symbolize it. Eventually the Everydreams develop a plan to send it to the planet, thus saving it and themselves. Then forgiveness rules.Poems describe the best attributes of many of the states. For comic relief, the characters Plastic and Polyester appear occasionally as do Mr. and Mrs. Garmirian, Maral Laramian and Taralee.