301. Fingers now scented with sage and rosemary, a kneeling gardener is lost in savory memories. ~Dr. Sun Wolf

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I know a garden with a loveliness
Deeper than eye can see or indrawn breath
Can measure rightly. Ancient centuries press
Against its walls till time is gone and death
Is lost in fragrance of the lavender
That grows serenely by a lichened stile.
Basil, rosemary, marjoram are there,
And savory, whose blossoms lift a smile
Beside a dripping pool. There silver sage
And lads-love, that all our mothers knew
And pressed for us in many a yellow-page.
Woodruff is there, mint, caraway, and rue.
Old flowers are lovely, lovelier still are these
Sweet scented herbs near box and cedar trees.
~Catherine Coblentz

Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind!  Blow upon my garden that is fragrances may be wafted abroad.  Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits.   ~Song of Solomon 4:16   ✝

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9 thoughts on “301. Fingers now scented with sage and rosemary, a kneeling gardener is lost in savory memories. ~Dr. Sun Wolf

  1. Pingback: 301. Fingers now scented with sage and rosemary, a kneeling gardener is lost in savory memories. ~Dr. Sun Wolf | Sacred Touches

  2. my lavender, dead and gone. I surveyed several of my herb containers today but I fear the last ice storm and bitter cold claimed my winter savory, rosemary and oregano. . .they were large earthenware containers with large full hearty plants. . .this looks to be the spring of starting over in the yard to be sure!!!
    New can be good…I’ve just got to keep telling myself that 🙂
    Hugs to you!!!

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    • Why, thank you, Laurie. I’m so glad you liked it and thought as I did that the passage of Scripture I chose was the right one for this post. Have a great week. I hope you are still feeling better. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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      • You’re welcome Natalie. I read the bible long ago and was entranced by the song of Solomon. yes I’m still feeling good.
        Cheers
        Laurie.

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      • I know you’ve had some awful, awful things happen in your life, Laurie, and that breaks God’s heart and mine when His children are hurt and hurting. Just know that the Lord is waiting to reach out and speak to you whenever you are ready. I have found an amazing writer that I would like to recommend should you decide you’d like to be led through some scriptural thoughts and blessings. Her name is Sarah Young and the book is JESUS CALLING. If you can’t find a copy of it there, I’d love to send you a copy of it. I believe we are drawn to the Song of Solomon because it’s about the Lord’s amazing love for us, His beloved. Blessings, my sweet friend. Natalie 🙂

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      • Thank you for your kind and caring thoughts Natalie. My mother was quite a religious woman when I was little, and took me along to church. I was five when my father first raped me and she made excuses for him. I prayed every night for it to stop, it never did until I reached 16 and lost that, child look. The other abuses, pain and violent outbursts never ceased. I stopped praying and looked at the world, how many millions of people of all ages suffered and died at the hands of others. They must have prayed and yet their suffering went on. It didn’t make sense to me. I remember looking at my baptism certificate when I was 7. It showed Jesus sat there, holding his arms out to a group of children. They were no different to me, yet he seemed to want them. So I thought what was so wrong with me, that he didn’t help when I needed him the most? The natural conclusion to my mind was, I must be in the wrong for what was happening. The clincher came when I was 9 and made to watch up close, the brutal murder of a little girl. Then threatened that I would end up the same way if I spoke about it. She cried for her mother and asked God to help her and she died anyway. My work showed me the worst of life, I was quite aware that goodness existed in the world. I knew many who were Christians but I think my world view had shown me that faith in something didn’t help me at all. Believe it or not my wife is a Christian (ex sunday school teacher) and I love her greatly. She hasn’t been able to convince me otherwise. I know that something beyond our ken exists in the universe. That we go somewhere after this life but I don’t think it cares about us greatly at all.
        Cheers
        Laurie.

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  3. I’m so sorry that you’ve witnessed and been involved in horrendous things. Thanks for taking the time to tell me. I pray some day that you will give the Lord another chance to work in your life. This is a fallen world, Laurie, and He doesn’t change the awful things that are done, but He does promise to give us enough strength to endure them. Goodness does exist as do miracles and I know He cares greatly about all His children. And to have survived the things you have has required a fair measure of miracles. Blessings, my friend. Cheers, Natalie 🙂

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