Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Artistry of God


God loved the flowers and invented soil.  Man loved the flowers and invented vases.  ~Variation of a saying by Jacques Deval


You did not get here all by yourself my beautiful friend
every garden once had a beloved gardener
and each falling leaf once had a limb
the earth at times may seem parched
as the winds blow hard
but your petals hold a purpose
right here where you are.



Also sharing with lovely Emily at Imperfect Prose

30 comments:

  1. this brings tears to my eyes. right here where i am.

    thank you for your inspiration.
    Dianne

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  2. Flowers expertly potted. Like the pot-shape, too!

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  3. What a beautiful and heartfelt poem, Carrie.
    God is indeed the most wonderful artist.

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  4. the winds are blowing hard ... lovely sentiment

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  5. Yes they sure do hold purpose..right here we are to bloom whereever we are planted...blessings Carrie...bkm

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  6. This is so beautiful, Carrie....perfection. And hopeful.

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  7. So beautiful..each in its own place.

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  8. Beautiful poem - so much sparked by so few words! I love it!

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  9. Beautiful! Sort of reminds me of this quote I read in C.S. Lewis's Book The Four Loves...'the highest does not stand without the lowest'!

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  10. Enjoyed this poem Carrie.

    "your petals hold a purpose"

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  11. beautifully expressed Carrie!

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  12. Wow, that is poignant! It really speaks straight into my heart.

    And I just really really want the dress on the woman in your headline photo. Gorgeous!

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  13. every garden once had a beloved gardner

    There is such loss and sorrow in this line. It makes me want to hug a garden. (Can you do that?)

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  14. Oh..that's a wonderful message, my friend..
    "but your petals hold a purpose
    right here where you are" -- I really liked the metaphor here.. very nicely written!!

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  15. This is so darn good that I was looking for the author. I thought it was a quote and I didn't want to appear ignorant for not recognizing it:-)
    Also, so true. Good job.

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  16. but your petals hold a purpose
    right here where you are.

    oh carrie... there is such love in these verses. in your heart. xo

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  17. "the earth at times may seem parched
    as the winds blow hard
    but your petals hold a purpose
    right here where you are."

    Like so many here, I am deeply touched by the love and tenderness in these words. I feel like they come from the heart of God. Thank you...

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  18. "every garden once had a beloved gardener" and "your petals hold a purpose"...beautiful. I love this so much.

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  19. Wonderful perspective, lovely words.

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  20. I Love you r post. It was very well written. Thanks for stopping by my site.

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  21. The words you have chosen to express a simple and beautiful idea as this, sound really nice! I hope the whole idea is 'Never forget your roots and always be hopeful', right? Nice verses :)

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