HOPE GROWS LIKE A SEED

HOPE GROWS LIKE A SEED
Posted on April 24, 2015 by elainedanforth

Hope
grows like a hearty seed
hid deep in soil
with water drops
quite rare,
it sprouts into a tiny coil
before it dares
send down root
and rise up shoot,

until,
at quite long last
its leafy arms do stretch,
their light-hungry eyes to ope
to start the growth
as swift and smooth
and stately as an antelope.

And its being
hums
with size and reach quite vast,
bringing to the rest of us
a force to reckon with
but, too, a friend
with whom we live and breathe,
the better
deep and long
to cope.

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IF YOU GIVE ROVER ANY SHOES

If you give Rover
any shoes,
do not give over
too many shoes.

For
dogs on shoes
can do so many chews,
that if you still have
toes to cover,
your chance to shoe them
will be over,

for
you’ll no more
have ANY shoes!

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SLEEP, BREATHE DEEP, AND CHEW

+++++
Sleep. . .
Breathe deep. . .
And chew–

Three simple actions
you can take
+++++that build the very
+++++life you make,
+++++while the freshest clarity,
+++++expanding strength,
+++++and flow
+++++of smooth dexterity
+++++will come anew to you.

These leave you fit
to benefit
+++++not just
+++++your own lone sake,
+++++but, too,
+++++the sake of all
+++++whose lives touch yours
+++++by twists or turns of fate–

Less for anything
that you can speak
or do
than for your simply being there
in your most natural state
of being you. . .

So,
these things,
remind yourself
to keep:

Really chew.
And really breathe.
And get good sleep–

For when you thus
get so much
in touch
with you,
the ways of Ancients Wise
you can,
from deep inside,
oddly remember–
these actions
that humans,
in the early days,
did tender,
which were so basic,
good and true–

That for seeing, being Light
hid not by bushel, nor by night,
it actually is paramount
that a good slice
of time and life
you use

to sleep
to breathe quite deep
and chew.

And these three things,
for anyone
are not within the range
of anything
that other folks
can for us do,

But, gladly
they’re within our power,
when we rise
each to
our very hour,
ourselves and many fellows
to restore
quite through and through.

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ADD A TAD

When they ask,
sometimes it’s best
to simply
add a tad,

in hopes
it’s the best way
to show your love,
and,
be they older folks
or tots,
both they and you
will all be glad.

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THIS WONDERFUL RIDE

Thanks to all of my readers,
and to all fellow humans
for sharing the earth
and this journey
with me. . .

May all of us see it
as the wonderful ride that it is
and may each and all
learn to give
whatever it is
that they most like to give.

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The SPLASH of Spring that you are making

Place your bets!
The time is ripe!
Spring is come!

Oppose your hand
against your thumb!

Take bull by horns!
Hit nail upon the head!

Find a fresh and secret
rare-pooled,
water stash,
and take a drink,
where most folks think
is just
a dry creek bed. . .

Commit yourself,
much like a speeding fiery-ball–
though,
all the while
you keep your cool–

and take a plunge
to where you’ll make,
+++++ with untold fun,
+++++ in generosity to all creation,
a most magnificent
and great
big
joyful
SPLASH!

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THE TREASURY NOTE

It’s important to note,
as you go through your day,
almost by rote,

that what once was
a very rare pleasure
has now become
an everyday treasure.

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