Tuesday, February 09, 2016

In Praise of Weeding – v4

Outside, out back, in the garden
kneeling down by the border
Rich loam slips between my fingers;
a grip of stems, roots, balls of grass
pulled up through the rain drenched soil.

The smell of the mulch, the grass,
wraps itself around me
the water from heaven;
A newness of the morning
after the shower.

A patch cleared of the unwanted
weeds pulled out of the garden;
Separated from the wheat,
the chaff for the burning
the wheat to be gathered in.

A wonderful closeness to nature
pulling weeds in the garden;
God’s lessons for us
of all that He provides
through the work of my hands

edited August 6, 2016
In Praise of Weeding – v5
(merging original and version 4)
edited February 9, 2016
In Praise of Weeding – v4
(merging edits to original, version 2, version 3)
edited July 28, 2015
In Praise of Weeding – v3
(editing original)
edited April 29, 2015
In Praise of Weeding – v2
July 16, 2007 14:04
In Praise of Weeding

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