Yellow-Blossomed Prickly Pear


‘Neath the Ponderosa Pine

Upon rich forest floor

Prickly pear is inclined

To blossoming once more


Buttery petals of sunshine

With ruby centered glee

Burst from tiny buds

Once again for me


Oh, lovely cactus flower

Unfurling in your snare

Of verdant needled power

Aglow within my stare


I reached to touch

Your lovely wispy center

Faltering oh so much

Never chanced to enter


Petals sent with powers

Of ruby centered glee

Held to cactus flowers

For everyone to see




©Kay Salady












About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on July 7, 2011, in poetry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Shaik.Hussain

    Wonderful angel. Thank you for the lovely trip in a virtual garden. It felt like I am there with you and you are guiding me……..


  2. A beautiful tribute to one of nature’s most awesome flowers. When they bloom in the hill country of Texas, it is a wondrous sight to see! Nicely done, Kay!


  3. this is an outstanding piece!


  4. thanks, thoughtful entry,
    happy potluck.


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