Only For One Night
This is a canvas giclee reproduction of the original oil painting.

Image size is 12" x 12" x 1.5" on gallery wrapped canvas.
Limited signed and numbered edition of 75.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for printing production.


Have you ever seen something, have it stay on your mind and then you keep returning back to it? This sounds crazy but... that is how I felt about this flower when I looked at a photograph while doing detail research. I am still amazed at the beauty of cactus and its flower. It was love at first sight.
I found that it is an Echinopsis Terscheckii also known as the Cardon Grande. Sometimes called the Argentine saguaro. It has huge flowers measuring up to 8" across. They open after dark, are extremely fragrant and stay open until the next afternoon. Immediately my thoughts were about its fleeting beauty and how sad the flower didn't last longer. This prompted me to paint its portrait and write a poem about it.
(Reference photo courtesy of Barbara Fraatz thula-photography.)

Only For One Night
by Nancy Palmisano

In the darkness of the night
I see a vision enticing me
Moonlight shining on your face.
You dance so free in the gentle breeze
I want to gaze at you forever
Maybe, if only for one night.

Your scent is so alluring

There's no question of your beauty
I am drawn to all you are.
Holding breath, my heart beats faster
I dare not turn my eyes off you
Even only for one night.

Sunrise brightens up the morning
A heavy sigh that you're still here
Cherishing you stayed a while.
Yet, I know time gives no favors
For by midday you are gone
It was only for one night.

Only For One Night Limited Edition Canvas Giclee