Why, my dear Sugar Snap
when I have given you
a stake to climb
that is tall and straight
leading directly to the higher worlds
do you insist on attaching your tendrils,
wrapping them tightly,
around any old grass blade
or tree root down below?
Each day, I lift you up
off the dust and manure,
I clear away the ants and aphids,
only to see you ground yourself
again and again
in the lower realms.
you don’t quite have your focus.
Your love reaches into the past
to find some brittle joy
you once knew.
You don’t yet know
the gifts that await you
once you lift up
into the Sunshine.
But as you grow to trust me
you might find
a straight and ascending journey
into the blue sky of your own pure being,
unhindered by suckers and cheat grass
who only want to deter you
to keep you from creating
your crisp pods of love,
that nourish the whole universe.
Simply breathtaking. Nothing more to say about this poem. It’s so me, it took my breath away. Thank you for sharing it with us, Lesley.
Thank you, Rudy, for you kind response. We are fortunate that the Master speaks to us in so many ways, especially in the garden, as you likely know well.
This is so touching and sweet. And a beautifully written poem for these times.
Love you 😍
Thank you, Kelley. I’m glad you enjoyed it. And yes, these times really do have the ability to coax us down into the muck, if we let them.
I agree with Rudy! There is nothing to say about this poem. It is such a beautiful metaphor, yet I could feel myself really wanting to climb into the sunshine. Thank you for sharing.
Me too, Christena. This contemplation came in while I was in our meadow watering the snap pea plants that I sowed at the base of our aspen trees. I saw my own journey so reflected there. Thank you for your encouragement, dear friend.
This precious poem about your sweet sugar snap is profound in its reach. It really touched me and is a beautiful invitation to stand tall and embrace all that is promised us. As we are gently coaxed each day to trust the love that awaits us, we slowly loosen our grip on all that has kept us grounded for the chance to soar and become one with love’s radiance. Thank you Lesley, and so much love to you. ❤️
You are so eloquent, Jamie. Thank you for that beautiful musing. So much love to you!
Beautiful thoughts to inspire my day.
Thank you, Karen.
Dear Lesley, it felt like reading one of Hafiz’s poems. Thank you!
Thank you, Anne. That is high praise that I aspire to. 🙂
Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring analogy of Soul’s journey home.
You are welcome, Theresa. Thank you for your kind response. I hope you are well.
What a beautiful analogy. Each morning, in meditation, I look forward to my ascending journey
into the blue sky of my own pure being. Say “hi” to Arjuna for me. I finished my latest read through of Bhagavad Gita this morning and, as you know, Arjuna is the principal recipient of Krishna’s wisdom.
That’s great that you read the BG again, Bud. Yes, I always loved the name Arjuna, and I named her that to remind me that every day, like Arjuna, I have to enter the battlefield of life and not shirk in fear. I’m glad that you enjoyed the analogy.
This poetic sharing soothed my spirit as it brought me closer to the essence of the Divine in nature, my favorite place to be. It is deeply moving – so lovely. Thank you , Lesley. Much love.😍
Thank you, Monica. Yes, nature gives so much. Especially during these times, every day when I step outside I am grateful.