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Cactus Song
by Madathil Rajendran Nair
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You look like a pantheon of aliens
In the dusky evening sun
At Sabino Canyon in Tucson
In holy communion
With the looming heavens

A battalion of saguaro cacti
Standing esoteric guard
At foothills and uphill
Eerie silhouettes
With hands raised
In ethereal silence
Marveling men’s imagination

How much I wish I could ever remain
At these slopes after the sun has gone
To witness your silent song
To the northern constellations!

The melody that you absorb
From Mother Earth and store
In the sweet water you bear
In nectarine gallons
In your towering trunks
The song the humming bird
Finch, flicker or pecker
Taught you in silent nights
Holed up in your throbbing hearts!

Saguaros, my mystic friends
Pour out your song unabated
In silence to the Milky Way
May the earth the heavens embrace
An undying Presence we mortals sense
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March 01, 2014
More By: Madathil Rajendran Nair
Views: 621      Comments: 8

Comments on this Poem

Comment nice composition. the usual R Style

Ramdas Menon
03/11/2014 12:50 PM

Comment Very good one.the description and the composition of words are really excellant, taking the reader to the site. keep writing. best wishes....

Vijayan
03/09/2014 04:10 AM

Comment So close to nature! Excellent poem, Rajanji. Keep on writing. R.C.Nair

R.C.Nair
03/07/2014 12:26 PM

Comment It is amazing to see the mere presence of you enlighten the ordinary sights which others just ignore! And then leading one through the magical words which fade away at last leaving that 'undying presence' to express itself.

Thank you, Madathil-ji.

Sathees Chnadran
03/04/2014 13:47 PM

Comment Immense thanks Sumathi-ji, Subhash-ji, Chitta-ji and Rian-bhai for your kind words.
Chittaji and Rianji - A college teacher who used to go rapturous with Wordsworth is deeply holed up in my sub-conscious. So, I might be vainly attempting to imitate the great bard.

madathilnair
03/04/2014 11:01 AM

Comment Agree fully with Mr. Naik. Your poetry is a free flow and very easy to understand, with very profound messages at the end. Yet, you don't seem to preach at all.

Rian John
03/04/2014 09:19 AM

Comment Ah Nair-ji, why does your poem remind me of Wordsworth? Brilliant!


Chittaranjan Naik
03/04/2014 08:33 AM

Comment An Excellent way of composing... flawless words...
nice one ! Congrats!!

Really enjoyed !

Subhash & Sumathi,Coimbatore
03/04/2014 08:05 AM




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