With spring here, I figured I’d post another short poem—this one about a tiny purple plant.
To Lithops Optica cv Rubra
two turgid leaves
Yet, like Caesar’s
there is grandeur
Note: The Lithops optica cv rubra is a south African plant no larger than a thimble. I’ve collected lithops of various types since I was a kid in Denver, but the optica rubra, with its deep-purple leaves and white flowers, has always been my favorite.