Tag Archives: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Photo of the day – Welcome

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Meditation 4

And so it rains in the desert room And so it rains in my heart The cacti are still oh Lord Why, oh Lord, are there tempests in my heart?

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Meditation 5

I watch you walk As if from above The circling of your body In motion The movement of your hands We are strangers You and I You are a son of the forests and fields A child of rivers and … Continue reading

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Photo of the day – Among the leaves and flowers

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Meditation 3 – Among the leaves and flowers

We talked about God among the leaves and flowers We spoke of belief and doubt Of determinism and salvation. There among the leaves and flowers all the foolish constructs with which the world tries to overlay and tame Love They … Continue reading

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Photo of the day – Leaves

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Meditation 1 — We are made still

We are made still Here among the plants And our names for the plants Cast Iron Plant Aspidistra elatior Chinese Windmill Palm Trachycarpus fortunei We are made quiet As the plants are quiet Amidst the drops of water You with … Continue reading

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Photo of the day — My cowardice

There was an awkward-looking little old lady sitting among these flowers. Something inside me wanted to go up to her. I wanted to tell her that with the look of utter joy on her face that she was far more … Continue reading

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Meditation 2 — I am all revision

I am all revision As she is creation If she were not my muse If she did not grab me And force from me Some kind of action I might be planted Forever Like one of these trees

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Photo of the day (Matthaei new year’s day)

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