There is such simple beauty and painful honesty in your haiku, Lesley Ann – the cactus is blossoming yet I can still feel the presence/pain of its needles. And I really like the repetition of 'O' through the haiku as well – it shapes the mouth into an expression of 'oh' which is perhaps how we feel when we're hoping for comfort and relief. So lovely.
Ginny of our Haiku Workshop sent us this. Today i read about the concern about Saguaro cacti being covered with blossoms. Fears of a sign of stress.Has this informed your haiku?Thanks for this Annie, Denver CO