AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Cheryl Wright, iDietmar Rothe, iTianna Xander, iNancy Shattuck, iAudrey Coatesworth, iGwendolyn Thomas Gath, iKen Coleman, i

  Home > Nature > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     
Butch Howard

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· 57 Titles
· 623 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Sep, 2006

Butch Howard, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Tropics: Child of a Storm-Caught in a Rip-Hurricane Secr
by Mary Deal

Two women face death at sea and are tested to the limits of survival as they fall prey to nature's wrath during inclement tropical weather...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
River Bones, a thriller (Hardcover)
by Mary Deal

A serial killer terrorizes residents among the lush orchards and farmlands of California's Sacramento River Delta...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Popular Poetry (Nature)
  1.  On Frozen Pond
  2.  Nature's Free Gifts
  3.  Turn Turn Turn
  4.  The Life of Leaf
  5.  Ode To A Red Fox
  6.  Feeding My Feathered Friends
  7.  Into the Cold
  8.  No real winter yet...
  9.  Winter Wonderland
  10.  Plastic World
  11.  My Winters beach not far...
  12.  Orchestra of Nature
  13.  Blushing, Baby Blossoms
  14.  Before the Dawn
  15.  Butterfly Blues
  16.  I'm Shutting The Blinds
  17.  First Snow
  18.  Rainbows!
  19.  Going Batty
  20.  Deep In Autumn





Saguaro
by Butch Howard

Monday, December 18, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Butch Howard
•  Tanka
•  Daddy's Home
•  Broken
•  Senryu (Spellbound)
•  Haiku (Naiad)
           >> View all 53

Symbol of the west...


Ancient sentinel of the desert world
arms outstretched towards the heavens
steadfast totem of arid existence.

Flechettes standing at the ready
armor, most lovely and unforgiving
winds caress yet escape your wrath.

Birds, bees and bats are your muses,
darkly visiting with pollen gifts
assuring generational perpetuation.

Standing in dry silence you wait, turgid,
gathering unseen droplets from below
for future vivid blooms to bear.

Heavy apostle of the badlands,
lifeless sand and rock adorn your foot.
Your presence defines your strength.

Perseverance is your very essence.
Time is of little consequence.
Live long, your desert secrets to keep.
  

Butch Howard
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 12/22/2010
Beautiful! I can SEE it!
Reviewed by Ian Irvine (Hobson) 9/1/2010
These cacti also amazed me during my time in Arizona earlier this year - miraculous sentinels of the desert regions! You've captured their essence well and have maintained a tight poetics avoiding end rhymes by maintaining a three line verse structure supplemented by keeping each line to between 8-10 syllables. Evocative writing!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/16/2007


Wisdom, knowledge, art and science met to compose "Saguaro", and the picture of creation was revealed with the magical colors of a poetic rainbow.

In admiration,


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by J M 3/23/2007
i love the art you chose for this one a beautiful message once more POET Butch!
"Perseverance is your very essence.
Time is of little consequence.
Live long, your desert secrets to keep. "

Thank you for a blessing to read,
Josie
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 1/18/2007
I enjoyed this piece immensely Butch,
the tone in the verse set and unmistakable mood.
I shall venture on into the caverns of this thought…
so well done.

Allen
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 12/30/2006
From the colors of the desert to the quiet passion of her heart you capture the radiance of her soft dance..is it a tango?
The music, is it Gabor Zabba?
Susan
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 12/19/2006
Butch, this piece is so excellent!! I could picture this mighty cactus through your personification... well done, my friend! Myrna
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 12/18/2006
There are just so many things to like about this one, Butch...I believe each verse could easily stand alone. You manage to bring romance to the desert with keen imagery. I'm just hanging on

"steadfast totem of arid existence", but if I had to pick just one verse, it would be the last

"Perseverance is your very essence.

Time is of little consequence.

Live long, your desert secrets to keep.



You've captured that "very essence" with the magnificence the Saguaro commands. I can feel the prickly spines...and await the blossom.



Love and Christmas Hugs,

Taylor

Reviewed by richard cederberg 12/18/2006
Butch ...

This was quite an enjoyable read. Love your line: "Heavy apostle of the badlands" ... very unique and well written. Tasty imagery!

Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 12/18/2006
wonderful write...I loved the line...arms outstretched toward heaven, simply a unique and wonderful ode. Loved it as well as the picture.
Blessings,
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/18/2006
A wonderful ode to the truly fascinating Saguaro, Butch, and a marvelous picture.



Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.