Tall Occotillo


Tall occotillo caned and brown
Bursting in colors of spring
As spiny canes become lush and green
Crowned by a fiery flush
Of vivid persimmon flowers
Standing tall and proud
Kissing the sapphire blue sky
While jeweled hummingbirds dart and zoom
Among brilliant blooms

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse poets Pub: Quadrille #102: Don’t Forget to…

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

13 Comments on “Tall Occotillo

  1. This conjures such a beautiful scene. I want to go there……well, for that matter, I want to go ANYWHERE at the moment! Getting a bit of cabin fever.

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  2. Lovely piece – and thanks for introducing me to the Occotillo. I liked the wikipedia description of mostly a bunch of sticks and then with rain…it bursts forth – just like your verse. Splendid.

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  3. Lovely descriptions…especially like the phrase, “Kissing the sapphire blue sky”.
    There is something so special about hummingbirds, perhaps how tiny yet mighty they are. We could all use a bit of their strength right now.

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