1264. Pleasure is spread through the earth in stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find. ~William Wordsworth

Your legs will get heavy and tired.
Then comes a moment of feeling
the wings you’ve grown, lifting.
~Rumi

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Be still, my soul, and steadfast.
Earth and heaven both are still watching
though time is draining from the clock
and your walk, that was confident and quick,
has become slow.

So, be slow if you must, but let
the heart still play its true part.
Love still as once you loved, deeply
and without patience. Let God and the world
know you are grateful.
That the gift has been given.
~ Mary Oliver

I’ve definitely become slow and not as steady as I once was like this poet declares, but my heart still thrills to what I find in the garden. My love for flowers like these morning glories is yet deep and strong and steadfast. As the years move on, I may know that my days grow closer and closer to their end, but though I’m not as quick and fleet of foot as I once was, I remain ever grateful for gifts from God and the garden where I feel wings lifting my soul on high.

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. ~1 Corinthians 12:4 ✝

**Photo of these two morning glories taken in my yard this afternoon at dusk.

23 thoughts on “1264. Pleasure is spread through the earth in stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find. ~William Wordsworth

  1. On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Sacred Touches wrote:

    > nataliescarberry posted: “Your legs will get heavy and tired. Then comes a > moment of feeling the wings you’ve grown, lifting. ~Rumi Be still, my soul, > and steadfast. Earth and heaven both are still watching though time is > draining from the clock and your walk, that was confident” >

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  2. Beautiful. Blessings rank higher than sufferings, but both carry us forward. You have an eye for beauty, in word and image.

    On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Sacred Touches wrote:

    > nataliescarberry posted: “Your legs will get heavy and tired. Then comes a > moment of feeling the wings you’ve grown, lifting. ~Rumi Be still, my soul, > and steadfast. Earth and heaven both are still watching though time is > draining from the clock and your walk, that was confident” >

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Oh this was so touching Natalie. Being aware of our mortality and being thankful for everything that has been given to us along the way. It may have its ups and downs but the soul remains young forever as long as we are grateful 🙂

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