African poetry. Cactus and Umbrella Thorn

African poetry. Cactus and Umbrella Thorn

African poetry. Cactus and Umbrella Thorn by Yolanda Beukes. Enjoy this beautiful poem about Africa, a powerful land full of contrasts and emotions. Have a nice Thursday, Yareah friends!

African poetry. Cactus and Umbrella Thorn

African poetry. Cactus and Umbrella Thorn by Yolanda Beukes

Cactus and Umbrella Thorn

Together you face the African sun

comparing strength and endurance

through utter heat rays and

silent echoes of the waves.


Waves created by rain rivers and

shifting wind of lovers songs

blowing sweet flowers swiftly

like dancers under mother sky.


Skies that only Africa knows

of mirage ponds and ever greens

ever shaded resting place

for drifting souls in search.


Search for my umbrella thorn

a refuge for my restless friend

fulfil your hunger and unwind

unload your troubles here.


Here you’ll find my cactus friend

with thorns and equal brave

withstand the sun in Africa

withstand the unknown grave.

View Comments (5)
  • wonderful piece – beautifully done!

  • ian


  • Ayax

    Good piece

  • Always a honor to publish you, Yolanda. Congratulations!

  • Yolanda Beukes

    Thank you all so much. So glad you like 😉


Yolanda Leatitia Beukes, born Sheldon, was born on 12 April 1983 in Keimoes Northern Cape in South Africa. She is staying in Mahikeng North West with her husband and their handsome boy. She is mostly inspired to write by the emotions and she goes through using the old fashioned style of pen to paper.

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