White Clover

As much as I admire your plucky

insistence that

 wherever

you land

you’ll

put

down roots

and bloom, I

 really think you’ll

feel more at home in the pasture next door.

                                                                                         JDG

                                                                                                                                                            photograph by anandasandra from pixabay

Upon Further Reflection

I forget that going with the flow means

always changing

positions.

Going

with

the

flow sounds

so relaxed,

so gentle, so

effortless. Changing positions? Uh…no.

                                                                                          JDG

When Cleverness Pulls

When cleverness pulls us toward unkindness

let’s privately

acknowledge

the wit,

then

shift

to that

within us

which enjoys the

tenderness of connection more than wit.

                                                                                                   JDG

 

 

Gardening Lessons

We can prepare the soil, plant the seeds,

weed and water –

that’s what we

can do.

All

the

worried

watching won’t

guarantee growth

in our gardens, our children, or in us.

                                                                             JDG

Sunny Speculation

As if to reassure us that it meant

no harm, the rain

asked the sun

to shine

as

it

poured forth,

hoping we

would judge it not

just by itself, but by the friends it keeps.

                                                                              JDG

A Gift Received

After days of rain, sunlight ignited

soaring sparks of 

shimmering

pleasure .

For

now

I’ll bask

in golden

light and allow

myself to simply sit and take it in.

                                                                                    JDG

 

 

 

Rooted Presence

Another storm, another shattered limb

from a tree that

has given

us so

much –

white

blossoms

in spring and

much-welcomed shade

in summer – diminished now, but still strong.

                                                                                             JDG