Cactus Woman

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Detail from a wall of mosaics, Ajo, Arizona.
  


Cactus Woman has nothing to lose
By walking for weeks without wearing shoes.
 
She’s toughened her feet on thorns and stones,
And carries the wilderness in her bones.
 
Her eyes are afire, her heart’s ablaze;
She loves the desert’s unsociable ways.
 
Cactus Woman is someone, they say,
Who’ll walk in the wilderness, come what may.

  
Poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Walk”

Posted on June 25, 2019, in Ajo, Arizona, cactus, light verse, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. “She’s toughened her feet on thorns and stones, / And carries the wilderness in her bones.”—Many inspiring stories she must have with her 👍

  2. It is amazing what discomfort you can endure if you consider it the norm and you’ve experienced worse.

  3. Lovely! 💖 She sounds like a force to be reckoned with 😊

  4. Sounds like a powerful presence!

  5. She is all of us in one way or another. Really like this, the structure, the rhyme, and the vivid emotional imagery.

    Elizabeth
    https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/walk/

  6. I love that she carries the wilderness in her bones! And love her name!

  7. That Cactus Woman is an inspiration!

  8. Luv the mosaic of cactus woman and your poem is delightful
    Happy Wednesday

    Much❤🕊❤love

  9. What an incredible woman! I love her name and I love that she walks carrying the wilderness in her bones.

  10. Lovely mosaic, brilliant poem. Of course every reader will fall in love with Cactus Woman, and I am no exception!

  11. And carries the wilderness in her bones. Love that Amazing how people adjust to their environment even if it is very ‘unsociable’

  12. Cactus blooms are beautiful like Cactus Woman. You can look but do not touch:) Nice mosaic.

  13. Beautiful…
    “Her eyes are afire, her heart’s ablaze;
    She loves the desert’s unsociable ways.”
    Love this cactus woman. :))

  14. Oh, I just love this! The mosaic is wonderful, as is the poem.

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