Blooms

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Cholla cactus blossom, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
    


Only in the desert sands
Do cacti thrive and bloom,
Not on crowded city streets
Where there’s no breathing room.
 
If you find a place of sand,
Where human prints are few,
There the lowly cactus waits
To show its blooms to you.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “A Grain of Sand”

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Posted on April 25, 2017, in Arizona, cactus, Cholla cactus, light verse, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Ruby Tuesday Too, Yuma, Yuma Conservation Garden and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. You forgive the cacti everything when it flowers and makes up for its prickliness at other times.

  2. Thanks for this reminder of the beauty of the desert!

  3. Aah, the cacti…the rose of the desert 🙂 Beautiful ….

  4. Lovely. I’m enjoying my morning walks more now as I observe the desert blooming.

  5. Nice! Sounds mighty shy. Some beauty simply needs less civilization.

  6. So beautiful, the blooms on cactus! Loved this one.

  7. Gorgeous!!❤️

  8. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Good reminder, both literally and metaphorically.

  9. Here that reward again, yet we must exercise caution before we come to the appreciation

    much love…

  10. You are just so darned good at this!

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