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Garden Magic

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 Comments on “Garden Magic”

  1. #1 Stacey / Create a Balance
    on Jan 15th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    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. #2 LisaNewton
    on Jan 16th, 2009 at 10:18 am

    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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