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.


human being said... 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!