Respect Your Mother: Nature and Nurture in the Bishop’s Garden

September 5, 2011
By eforman GOLD, Potomac, Maryland
eforman GOLD, Potomac, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions”
Rainer Maria Rilke quote

Breath surrounds my inquiring figure-
Galvanizing luster from her content.
She’s alive, soaking in the sun’s glimmer
Dancing on her greengrass integument.
Chirp chirp caw shh her children blithely sing.
The warm cherry wind whispers back to me,
Painting my migrant skin with hints of spring.
Her solid dream land plants the why in be.
Framed by hand-shaped trees rich in rings and
Her diving fingered manifestations-
I see more than I even knew I could-
A mecca of mother’s own creations.
Framed by her divine manifestation,
I see far beyond my destination.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece by a beautiful garden which acts as my personal safe haven. When asked to consider the 'places' in my life that hold significance, this garden was the first image that came to mind.

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