"The sharp knife of a short life

I've had just enough time..."

- "If I Die Young" The Band Perry

I see Beauty in many things. And like the ghosts that only speak to you if you notice them, they tell me wondrous tales. With my camera and my thoughts, I captured these as faithfully as I can to share with you. And by doing so, they gave me the reasons. And though the thousand reasons may not all be sweet and some indeed bitter; they are still reasons to live. Come to think about it, that is Life, isn't it?

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Cactus Rain

I've had just enough time to...   bear the stings of the cactus rain

Cactus and Cactus Rain outside my office one sunny day

Yesterday when the sun was hot
Of a sudden, it rains like needles
Take cover!
It’s the cactus rain, falling down
Like needles from Heaven
Piercing the ants, stabbing slugs
Spearing the fish, drowning cats
What it cannot kill, it hurts
Oh, how it hurts – the cactus rain

I am a cactus,
I hate the cactus rain!

Even the cactus doesn't like the cactus rain

I love the rain, most of the time. I love gentle rain that lasted for hours, like a mist cover. I love cool rain after the heat that brings immediate relief. I love heavy rain that smear the land into indistinctive shapes. I love violent rain that shakes and makes the coconut palm dance like one in trance. I love the rains at night when they raise the frogs’ sound. I love the rain, most of the time. But sometimes, it rains on my parade. Sometimes, it adds insult to injury. Sometimes, it makes me miserable and wet. Sometimes, it hurts like the damn cactus rain.


  1. ineedathis, Geo_grafics, Agnes PERROT, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    Great details on this Thou! I hope you are staying out of trouble:-)

    Sweet work not easy to capture rain !

    Wonderful photo...nature taking a drink!

    Andrew 62
    I can hear the cactus sigh with relief ......

    Onasill~ Bad Panda ~ To Many
    Splendid capture and well composed. Compliments Thou

    The rain and green composition is so refreshing, beautiful photo!!


  2. daisyglade, ineedathis, Geo_grafics, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    Exceptional close up of those flowers!

    Onasill~ Bad Panda ~ To Many
    Exceptional details in the rain.

    I love the rain too :)

    oola *
    love how you caught those needles mid-flight (drop?)
    but your words... again... so poignant... are perfectly reflected in the images...
    excellent work, Thou San


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