For the Restless Gardener in Winter

Return to present breath, where light and life
Relieve the anxious mind of what it bears
So needlessly in constant, fruitless strife
Thus losing native peace to pointless cares.
There’s weedy ground to blister gardeners’ hands
In June, but see the brightness of the snow
Protecting soil now – today’s demands
Are light and sweet, so let tomorrow’s go.
Foregoing Winter’s comfortable rest
Will do no further good than if we were
A bird building in Winter Summer’s nest
To be destroyed by shifts in temperature.
Each season offers its own invitation –
In winter, it’s to rest and meditation.

About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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2 Responses to For the Restless Gardener in Winter

  1. cote8050 says:

    Perfect my dear, just perfect!! I love to garden but really do need a rest for the winter! Spring will be here before we know it! Much peace and light to you!! 🙂

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