Monday, April 7, 2014

Baby Rhubarb

The spring so far has been chilly, gray,
and rainy, but even with so little sun,
the baby rhubarb shoots are peeking through!

all this time
the sun never says to the earth,

"You owe me."
Look what happens
with a love like that --
it lights the whole world.

Hafiz (1325 – 1389)

14th - Century Persian poet

That one is blessed and at peace
Who doesn't hope, to whom
Desire makes no more loans.

Nothing coming, nothing owned.

or as my friend Cate taught me to say:
no appointments ~ no disppointments]

Lalla (1320–1392)

14th - Century Indian mystic

Both of the above proverbs,
along with many other favorites, can be found in
Mala of the Heart: 108 Sacred Poems
edited by Ravi Nathwani & Kate Vogt
Thanks to my friend Lani for her
generous gift of this lovely inspirational book!


P.S. April 15, 2014

So much growth in one short week
but can you believe it . . .

. . . covered in snow!

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