Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Seeds planted in dark earth, bright faith keeping watch
against the terrors that would intercept
their passage to the sun. Watered with morning mist, tears
from Heaven’s angels shedding life across the sky.
“Be not busy now,” soft
wind seems to whisper, “with wondering of endings,
the losing or the winning. Spring is now,
sunshine warms. Believe, and keep believing.”
Grateful, growing now, my trusting and my needing.
Humbled, joyous, is my watching and
my weeding. Would that I might one day know as total
surrender as the tiny seeds now
sprouted into birth, which yield in joyful expectation of
the Master Planter’s miracle of growth.
Touch now the rich earth joined in silent union
with roots that anchor deep
and deeper still. Know that tiny blossoms of the sprout,
or mighty trunk of ancient Oak, are
each as powerless to hold themselves upright
in growth and stature. What holds them fast and
true is that which passers-by can never hope to see.
What holds them is the same as that now holding you and me.
Roots, sure and strong. Faith, nurtured and nurturing.
God’s truth, invisible, unshakeable.
Seeds…planted in dark earth.
My name is Barbara Drewry. I’m a mom, a grandma, a writer, a quilter, a gatherer of little pieces of life that many have, indeed, deemed worthless. They were wrong, of course! Every little piece can be put together with myriad others to make something beautiful.
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