Monday, September 8, 2014

Garden Poem and a Book

Oh God above
send us showers,
send us sunlight.
We plant promising seeds
encased in their hard shells,
and they reach up to you.



The above is a garden prayer poem I wrote today.
Do you gardeners have blogger Jan Johnson's new book titled "Heaven is a Garden"?
Her blog is Serenity in the Garden
This book is a treasure to hold and to read.
One small section is Create a Dew Garden. What a creative idea. Jan writes about "a dewdrop garden of roses." That is just one of a wide array of ideas she shares.


18 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Terra .. I saw the sunflowers and thought the post was in memory of Tina - but regardless it is perfect anyway ..

Lovely thought - and I do want to spread my sunflower seeds around the flats here, and up at the Nursing Centre ..

Create a Dew Garden - lovely idea .. cheers Hilary

Blackberry Lane said...

Thanks for sharing about her. I will check out the link.
Wishing you a nice Monday afternoon.

Pom Pom said...

Beautiful! Gardens do lend themselves to poems, don't they? Have a great week!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

My gardens are a little piece of heaven for me. They are poetry in motion.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is truly lovely. So are your flowers.

xo

Sheila :-)

Carol Z said...

Have to visit Jan's blog. Lovely bouquet and lovely poem. Take good care and have a good week.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I like both, the picture and the poem.

Michelle said...

Thank you for the link!

Wanda said...

Wonderful poem. When my dearest mother passed away, we all took iris bulbs from her garden to remember her. I had a large section of flower bed of her iris which we affectionately call "Grandma Frankie's Iris"...well when we moved to the apartment recently, upstairs with a balcony... I dug up several bulbs and put in a plastic bag..they got put somewhere out of sight, and when I found them I didn't know they would make it. Planted them in a pot..and what do you know..last week, here comes a green shoot. From a hard root, to a green shoot.
Love your garden.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Terra,
Gardens in all their glory do lend themselves to thoughts of heaven, beauty and poetry. Your bunch of flowers look wonderful in all their colourful simplicity. So much nicer than shop bought stiff bouquets!

Michaele said...

I like your poem. I like to think ofy garden as The Giving Garden.

Cathy Messecar said...

Terra, so lovely. Curiosity ahs stirred about a "dew garden."

Dee said...

Your poems and photo's are like a garden that keeps producing everlasting blooms of the heart.

Kimmie said...

Hello Terra

You are such a caring sweetheart posting Heartpoet and myself that beautiful card! Thank you ever so much for caring.


Kim
x

Friko said...

A lovely vase full you have there. Glorious blooms.

You can create all kinds of gardens, they all please the eye and lift the spirit.

Jane the Booklady said...

I find Nature and my garden inspires me too more than anything else. Lovely!

Poppy said...

Hi Terra,

So lovely to meet you!

Your words and images are beautiful, peaceful and inspiring.

Your newest follower,

Poppy

Red Rose Alley said...

What a pretty poem, Terra. I love poetry very much. It rained here today, and I was lovin' every minute of it! I hope you get some showers also.


~Sheri