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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

What my flowers told me!

This is an old post I'm linking to Jingle poetry for this weeks theme " Nature"I’ve been thinking about my flowers, how beautiful they look even though I barely tended to them this year. Is it a metaphor for life I wonder?
Every year I baby them; watering daily, administering constant shots of Miracle grow! Usually by July my petunias are pretty seedy looking and need to be cut back.
This year I barely paid any attention to them…a first ever. Some in the back yard died; the tender delicate ones. However the strong ones in the front flourished beyond belief looking more beautiful than ever. Despite having less water, fertilizer, pruning, weeding and love!
I keep thinking there is a huge lesson here! Nature’s true lesson inspired this poem. This is what my flowers told me!

In my own time

Indulge me time to grow alone
Find my way, flourish in the sun
Tend to me on occasion
So I may know I matter
For the most part
I can do it on my own
Trust me that I will prevail
Slower than expected
Eventually, in my time
I will bloom well beyond
Your imagination
The way the universe expects
Chance that I may not make it
But if I do, I will be stronger
More resilient and beautiful
Than even you could envision
I will make you proud
In my own time!

This my response in my own words!

Apology of Appreciation

I feel so blessed that you rose above the weeds
Choking out the twines of wild cordons
Incorporating them so beautifully into your foliage
Thank you for doing with less sustenance this year
I was low on nurture, tending to other demands
I may have given more had I not been so depleted
I feel honored by your mere essence of grandeur
You survived on so much less this year
Yet you never seemed discouraged
Even without my assistance
You’ve managed to rise above
To stand along those who received more
I’m satisfied that it took you slightly longer
To fulfill your splendor
And I’m even more proud
That you did it mostly on your own!

If you click on the last picture of Geraniums it will enlarge so you can see the little rock placed in the planter. It’s been there since the season started, it says “inspire” and indeed it did!


Tammy said...

These were beautiful and I thought of my girl's when I read them. Lovely flowers sweetie!

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Two beautiful metaphors of life...of parents and children. Your writing is beautiful, Sherrie!

Anonymous said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL! Great post! You are so well with words!

Lucy said...

Love the way you found the inspiration to write such beautiful poetry from something that most overlook. Insightfully warm and tingly! :))

Jingle said...

welcome to JP,, my friend...
your flowers of nature is stunning,
perfect poems to go with them...
Happy Monday Potluck!

you rock!

Anonymous said...

I like the repartee going on....and yes in life we all want to know that we matter and be "tended" to...Happy Potluck!


Anonymous said...

the interlocking bond between man and nature is so sweetly put!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos and I loved the poem about growing!
Here from Poetry Potluck.


Shashi said...

Its a great session of interaction.. I liked it. Thanks for sharing...

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Morning said...

Potluck week 12 awards/treats, Enjoy

Thank you a ton for the lovely contribution!
Happy Friday!
See you next time!

Anonymous said...

You made me proud sharing this lovely poem. The pictures are beautiful! Poem on!

Anonymous said...

Greetings! How r u?

You are invited to join our potluck week 13 at Jingle Poetry : http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/

Write a poem fitting our week 13 theme (Dreams, Visions, Reveries), post it, and link in to our potluck, you are also allowed to link in unrelated poems. we are open Sunday, 8pm, American central time.

We have had so much fun having you last week. I cannot wait seeing you on coming Monday again.

Let me know if you have questions.

Have A Weekend As Graceful As Your Writing!


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