413. 
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. ~Chinese Proverb

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Lilies–as tall as ourselves and more lovely,
and full of fragrance, and long orange tongues,
and those playthings the bees–stood in

a neighbor’s yard, a thick, ramping
hedge of them.  You could not help but see
that to be beautiful is also to be simple

and brief; is to rise up and be glorious, and then vanish;
is to be silent but as though a song was in you only it
hasn’t yet been heard…

~Excerpt from the poem, The Book, by Mary Oliver

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. ~Psalm 23:1  ✝

10 thoughts on “413. 
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. ~Chinese Proverb

    • No, it’s not a crinum lily but in a way it’s miraculous that it bloomed after this last winter. I put these bulbs in a pot two years ago and worried that they wouldn’t make it in the pot after last winter but they did and I’m so glad. They smell absolutely heavenly! Hugs, Natalie 🙂

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