Thursday, January 26, 2017

Get Listed! ~~ a Seed Planting poem

Sowing Seeds; thinking about

We all know about sowing seeds
Sow, plant. Seeds germinate, grow sprouts
Water, cultivate.  Plants result
Eat plants or their fruit, eater's choice
This is normal, this is God's plan

Adage is you reap what you sow
Trouble starts with faulty sowing
Bible tells "don't sow here or there"
Fables teach where not to sow.  Like  
"Don't sow your seeds in the desert"

Fathers have advice to garden growers
Make the soil fallow, damp, and drained
There's joy in making willing fields 
Sowing sometimes has no discretion
Innocence's seeds may not grow

Whirling waters are alluring
Gyres have no bottoms, swallow seeds
Joy in sowing there is watching
Watching them swirl down through the drain
Even more (wasteful) than eating seeds
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9 Comments:

At Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:49:00 PM, OpenID thotpurge said...

Trouble starts with faulty sowing.. absolutely!
https://thotpurge.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/they-said/

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:48:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ah, we'd better listen to the old wisdom.

 
At Friday, January 27, 2017 6:04:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

There is so much love in your admonitions, Jim, a wonderful write

much love...

 
At Friday, January 27, 2017 6:35:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Whirling waters are alluring
Gyres have no bottoms, swallow seeds
Joy in sowing there is watching

Beautiful lines!!❤️

 
At Friday, January 27, 2017 8:18:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

The word 'gyre' works well in the context of whirling waters.
May every seed bear fruit.

 
At Friday, January 27, 2017 10:23:00 AM, Blogger kaykuala said...

Adage is you reap what you sow
Trouble starts with faulty sowing

Exactly Dr Jim! One looks forward to the rewards of hard work done on the land. One hears complaints that the outcome was not to expectations - lack of green fingers

Hank

 
At Friday, January 27, 2017 12:38:00 PM, Blogger Rommy said...

I like the allusions you made to fables and stories to strengthen the message of the piece.

 
At Friday, January 27, 2017 3:47:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

I started to hum "sowing the seeds of love ... ", that would not be a waste.

 
At Monday, January 30, 2017 11:16:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Too often what is sown is to dangerous to harvest. Even in a tabernacle of weeds I find more comfort than the twisted spouting of humans.

 

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