Something In The Planting

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Dirt beneath my fingernails,
sunshine on my face,
ant bites in between my toes,
all gifts of Gardener's Grace...


There's something in the planting
that nourishes my soul,
when I drop a tiny seed into
a freshly dug dirt hole,
then gently cover up that seed
and water it with care...
to find that in a day or two
a small green shoot is there.


Then sprinkle it so tenderly
and keep it free of weeds...
and watch it grow each day by day,
to give it what it needs...


Perhaps it is that I relate
to the Master Gardener's role...
but there is something in the planting
that nourishes my soul.

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Wonderful poem! Bring on Spring I am ready.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Ahh, Just Ask Susan, I planted this afternoon, it is Spring here...Hope you see it soon! Thank you!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Wow!

Beautiful in its simplicity and in its truth. There's just something about planting a garden and watching the little fellows grow. Maybe it's our empty nest substitute.


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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

there's something in the planting that nourishes my sole, so true. I look forward to spring when I can work in the garden and watch mother nature do her thing. It's so enjoyable watching your bounty grow bigger every day.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thanks, WillStarr,...I did some planting today...and it feels awesome...


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

vet,thank you, kind Sir, i so appreciate your follow!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

wow you planted today that is amazing..I am still looking at snow banks outside my window lol.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Just Ask Susan, I am in Florida! Not much season of any kind here lol...


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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

Great piece of work,Ms.Tnderhrt....Yes, it is amazing to watch !

Beautiful!


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Life's little pleasures are the most incredible...

You are our christening spring time poet Tender, although, much like Florida, here in SoCal it's hard to tell...

Beautiful poem my friend!!


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La Papillon 5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

The beauty of nurturing and encouraging new life; feeds and warms the soul.

Cheers, Louise ;)


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I can't wait for my first tomatto. La La Spring is in the air.

Huds***


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

tumblin attys! I am glad you liked it!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

bbnix,Thank you kindly, Sir! Spring seems to bring out the best in me...lol...Hugs to you!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

La Papillon, indeed! Thank you for your visit here and lovely comment! Blessings!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Aaahhh, Ruby, same here! My son has planted lots of veggies and I planted the herbs...I can't wait either! Hugs!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...you plant these words in my mind ...everytime I come here to your hubs .......


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

can't help but smile at your sweet comment, epigramman! Hugs to you today!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

your just a tender heart all around. a mother to nature.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

I'm afraid so, Nikki...sappy to the core...lol. Thanks!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

My favorite quote... I garden, therefore, I am!! lol


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Lady Wordsmith 5 years ago from Lancaster, UK

Oooooh, Spring is tantalisingly close! Lovely poem, says Spring to me perfectly.

Linda.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Fossillady, that is indeed a delicious quote! I planted yesterday and still feel the glow! Thanks!

Lady Wordsmith, yes...Spring is springing, here in the Sunshine state anyways...wishing you Spring, today! Thanks!


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glowingrocks 5 years ago from New York

Excellent!Spring and the greening of the earth will be a welcome sight this year!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Indeed, glowingrocks, indeed! Thank you for your read and comment! I do appreciate it! ~Spring to you!~


Denizee 5 years ago

How inspiring! Very nicely written showing your natural ability to write and have others appreciate what you share. Voted up for the truth and beauty in this poem.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Denizee, thank you, so kindly! I do love to plant...


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Interesting poem that is so real.I agree with you because it also surprises me that you just bring a tiny seed,bury it beneath the soil after a while the seed begins to germinate.This shows that God is wiser than men.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

crystolite, you are so right there...some of the seeds I planted were the size of grains of sand! It just seems so amazing to me!thank you!


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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

Tndr- I think that is the closest we ever come as still living mortals to feeling how God must have felt with pride and joy at his creating of us. -Paul


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Paul, perhaps you are right! It is so spiritually fulfilling to plant, an act of "Honoring" the Master Planter! Thank you!

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