Garden Magic

Jan 15, 2009 by Lisa Newton

This is the garden’s magic,
That through the sunny hours
The gardener who tends it,
Himself outgrows his flowers.

He grows by gift of patience,
Since he who sows must know
That only in the Lord’s good time
Does any seedling grow.

He learns from buds unfolding,
From each tight leaf unfurled,
That his own heart, expanding,
Is one with all the world.

He bares his head to sunshine,
His bending back a sign
Of grace, and ev’ry shower becomes
His sacramental wine.

And when at last his labors
Bring forth the very stuff
And substance of all beauty
This is reward enough.

-Marie Nettleton Carroll

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2 Responses to “Garden Magic”

  1. Stacey / Create a Balance says:

    Gardens are magical. Mine is currently covered with over one foot of snow. :(

    Stacey / Create a Balance’s last blog post..To Enjoy Life


  2. LisaNewton says:

    When I look at a garden covered by snow, there’s always a little of last year’s vegetation showing, which is a preview of the upcoming spring.


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