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Something In The Planting

Updated on April 26, 2014
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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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    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      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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      Plarson 

      7 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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      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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      Emma 

      7 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 

      7 years ago

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

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      Denizee 

      7 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.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

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      glowingrocks 

      7 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 

      7 years ago

      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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      Linda Rawlinson 

      7 years ago from Lancaster, UK

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

      Linda.

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      Kathi 

      7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      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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      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

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      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

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      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      tumblin attys! I am glad you liked it!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 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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      La Papillon 

      7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

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

      Cheers, Louise ;)

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      bbnix 

      7 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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      tumblintumblweed 

      7 years ago

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

      Beautiful!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

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      vietnamvet68 

      7 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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      WillStarr 

      7 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.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wonderful poem! Bring on Spring I am ready.

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