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
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!