Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day 2014

Let us direct our desire for a better world
into the earth itself.
Each seed we plant, however small,
is a tangible wish for growth:
for shoots of tenderness,
for roots of extending kindness.
And may the greenest, most hopeful leaves
be lessons of compassion
taken from our holiest books.

                        - Carol L. Mackay                                                                             


*Excerpted from Garden Blessings: Poems, Prose and Prayers Celebrating the Love of Gardening by June Cotner (Editor), to be released by Viva Editions, May 13, 2014.  I received a review copy of this new book from the publisher. A full review will be published at a later date.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I can see right now that this is a must have book.

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Beth at PlantPostings said...

Sweet! I hope you had a pleasant Earth Day, Kylee. Happy planting!

Kylee Baumle said...

Lisa ~ It's really a lovely book! Great for inspirational reading and perfect for gift giving.

Brenda ~ :-)

Beth ~ Thanks! I did! Hope you did too! Spring has finally arrived! Yay!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you liked the poem :-)


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