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The Cactus Flowers

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cactus flowers

~ Haiku ~                                                                               ~ Haiku ~

Withstanding outrage,

Tiny coral blooms traversed

the furious thorns.

Charles Darwin called it the ‘Survival of the fittest’. We, either Call it the ‘Fighter Spirit’ or ‘Never-Say-Die’ spirit, it’s all about standing against all odds. In these scorching summers, when almost all the flowers of my garden have died, what survived are these tiny cactus flowers! Standing brazenly against the burnt backdrop of dried leaves and thorns, these coral colored beauties have still managed to smile coyly despite all the mayhem of May. This Haiku is my salutation to the Nil-Desperandum of nature.

Sangeeta Mishra

Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images, now a days referred to as #micropoetry.


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