Savita Tyagi

A Walk In The Garden ll

Cactus flower

The little garden adventure came to a halt
With a look at the cactus plant and a bright yellow flower
Blooming on the top ridge of a thick wide stem
Its big leaf like green erect fang of a Cobra with flamed eyes
From archaic tale of India
Guarding a gem over its hood
Under the glaring rays of desert sun
The garden was illuminating with its lustrous beauty
The cactus flower blooming and fading in one short day
Leaves a memory behind
That lingers for a long time
The little flower a sober reminder of rise and fall of life
Or the affirmation of its continuity
As another bloom takes place right beside the faded one

The colors of life never cease to amaze me
Some have it for years
And some perish in one short day
Amid the harsh, ardent spikes of sorrow
There blooms a flower of joy
And under the dense comforting shade of happiness
Hidden some where is the moss of suffering

I am still alien to this desert land
But the cactus flower has clicked to become a part of me
Intrigued with its beauty I searched the web to find
Many more vibrant shades of bright pink, violet, orange and even white
I can only imagine the wild desert of scanty vegetation
Decorated with these little colorful gems of nature
An emancipation from the bondage of confined city living
But for now I am just as happy to see
The bloom of one cactus flower in my garden
After all one has to feel the essence of ocean
In a drop of water held in one’s palm.

Submitted: Monday, January 06, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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