Be Like Cabbage

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

“Be like a flower,” she said,

Wrinkles creasing like sun

‘Round her eyes.

“Be like cabbage, too!”

And she laughed

At my confusion and

Touched a calloused hand

To my cheek

For the umpteenth loving time.

 

“Bloom alone does not fill stomachs,”

She explained

And the years without

Flickered sad behind her smile

But did not interfere.

“Cabbage blooms as pretty as any,

Yet unlike most who wilt

At summer’s end,

It will hold goodness at the ready

To nourish you through winter.”

 

“Be like a flower, then,” she smiled.

“And like a cabbage, too.

For it will sustain you:

Bland or spiced or hot or cold

Until the snow melts

And you have lived to a new spring

And can, one day, grow old.”

 

 

For Cee’s FOTD challenge

 

Itty Bitty Hugely Pretty

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

Tiny shoots of tender growth

Fill meadows’ hearts

With glorious froth.

The pastel blooms

Are itty bitty

But they sure are

Hugely pretty!

 

 

For the Friday Foto Fun Challenge: Little things

 

In The Pink

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

In the glory

Of nature

In the very

Pink

Of life,

Petals unfurl

In the garden

Full of

Blessing

To thrive.

 

 

For Cee’s Flower of the Day and for Pink September Squares

 

You’ve Been Warned

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Photo: Atara Katz

 

To the fingers of winter

That are still

Gripping hold:

You have done all you could

To prevail with the cold

But it’s time

To move on

Summer’s soon

You’ve been warned …

 

 

For The Daily Post

Envision

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

Allow an image of your soul

To echo through the chambers

Of your heart.

Let it take form

So your budding spirit can

Take root and unfurl

Your self

Into full bloom.

 

 

 

For The Daily Post