Soul Food Flowers

“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted. ” Lyli Dunbar I planted a lily today. I planted an ugly bulb with dirt clinging to its roots. I dug six inches, spread the roots there in the hole, and turned it point up before I buried […]

Christmas Cactus  By Elece Hollis She’s called a cactus––but has no spines; She speaks between her graceful lines. She isn’t fir or coned´pine. At Christmas time. She isn’t Poinsettia bright Not Amaryllis––that’s alright!  She bows her head––shy––out of sight At Christmas time.   She brightens up the room each year; Comes to bring us all […]

Cactus Blossom

The Color White By Elece Hollis Spring is yellow forsythia and daffodils, red of tulips, hyacinth purple, white crocus, lilies and all shades of bright. Summer is every color under the sky-blue, it’s every shade of green, white clover, and red roses a picket fence. Fall has crimson apples, sunflowers, leaves of orange, yellow, and […]