Malinda Leon saguaros

What do you see in a saguaro cactus?
you see its fruits
you see its syrup
you see its candy
you see its wine
but most of all you see Papago tradition.

From When it Rains: Papago and Pima Poetry edited by Ofelia Zepeda, University of Arizona Press, Sun Tracks Vol. 7,
© 1982 Malinda Leon.

This poem is also available in the O'odham language.

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