Monday, May 12, 2008

Cactus Poem

To draw life from arid sun and sky
Into a being 40 feet high
To dare to be green in a world that is brown
To have roots that dig another 40 feet down
The cactus is an amazing thing
And your praises dear cactus, the cactuteers sing!

Happy Cactus Monday.

5 comments:

human being said...

Beautiful...no no... beauuuuuuuuutiful!

another impressive piece of poetry by Debra...
i read it several times and just loved it more and more...
this line;

To dare to be green in a world that is brown

is wow...

love cactuses so much since my teen years...

Mim said...

I love that green/brown line also, and love the "cactuteers" (mickey mouse?)
Great Poem Deb!

Debra Kay said...

I really do admire cactus and succulents. I bought a few to add to my little cactus garden so Frankencactus would have friends. Some are called living rocks and one is a black rose-each is very alien in it' own way, and I thought Frankie would feel better with some others around.

No, I don't name all my plants, just some. And I more than suspect part of my problem in real life is that I get all tangled up in the side stories of things, but maybe that's my job in the universe, to notice things most people consider unimportant. If so, I wish it paid better...oh not really, I have all I need. Maybe what I want is to be recognized too, or rather just have someone else acknowledge that little Frankencactus and GloWorm snake and all my gimpy dogs have value too. Because I honestly and sincerely believe they do.

Of course, we can return to the cactus for inspiration-alone in the desert it grows to an impresive height, whether anyone notices or not. Self reliant and wise-wonderful cactuses!

Teri C said...

Debra! what a BEAUTIFUL ode to cactus!!!!! I just love it!!!!!
Happy Cactus Monday.

Forever Young said...

yes i love this too, it actually gave me a tear in the eye, not sure why! maybe it's just the way i'm feeling right now, bone weary....happy cactus monday to you fella cactuteer!