On this summer-like evening, I remember back to a very hot July night when I saw some night-blooming cereus flowers for the first time. Wrote a poem after this big event.
By Patricia A. McGoldrick
The birthing room was not spectacular but subdued.
With space for the light of fluorescent lamps
An unassisted birth took place when,
Quiet and unassuming mother, Night Blooming Cereus (nbc),
Let nature take its course
Serene and compliant, nbc green tree plant
Experienced a lengthy labour resulting in
Not one but nine
For a few hours, thanks to nbc,
The earth was a richer place
With these explosions of globular delight
After a brief burst of glory
Each sphere retreated to its base.
nbc is reported to be doing fine and is building up reserves for future progeny.
*Poem published in Cyclamens & Swords, November 2008 at http://www.cyclamensandswords.com/main/page_genesis_3.html
Have a great rest of the week! 🙂