The last of summer gardening ends. Hoe and trowel, knee pad and sunbonnet Hang in the shed with the shears. The final petals of the rose have fallen, Leaving rose hips, Like tiny crabapples With a crown of rumpled hair And calyx now dry and stiff As a starched collar Trying to hide the crimson berry That stands erect upon the high Seat of the peduncle.
I gather these petals for a sachet pillow, And press them in books To mark the poems I love With summer’s fingerprints. Then make my tea with those rose hip Berries and honey, The last taste of the season.
They give you excuses when you don’t explain yourself. They accept the apologies you don’t give. They see the best in you. They always lift you up, even if that means putting their own priorities aside. They will never be too “busy” for you. They make time, even when you don’t.
And you wonder why they’re the most sensitive people, the most caring people, why they are willing to give so much of themselves with no expectation in return. You wonder why their existence is not so essential to your well-being. It’s because they don’t make you work hard for the attention they give you. They accept the love they think they deserve
and you accepted the love you think you’re entitled to. Don’t take them for granted. Fear the day when a good heart gives up on you. Our skies don’t become grey out of nowhere, our sunshine does not allow the darkness to take over for no reason.
A heart does not turn cold unless it’s been treated with coldness for a while” Najwa Zebian
Claim your silence…We—a society so obsessed with noise, news clips, action, arguments, debates, anger, confrontation, stimulation and busy-ness—must recreate ourselves and re-carve a place of silence (some might call it prayer) in our lives. It is a great healing measure for the wounded world outside of us, and the wounded world within us.
Dragonflies are the keepers of dreams, the energy within that sees all of our true potential and ability. Dragonflies inspire spirituality and creativity, they help us on the path of discovery and enlightenment. They remind us that anything is possible .. ❤️☀🧚✨🌙