Lilies of the field —
what the world calls
doing nothing


6 Responses

  1. mschoenburg1 Says:

    I like your poem!

    my own backyard
    I forget
    to love it

  2. Jack Owen Says:

    Simply wonderful!
    Works on so many levels.

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    .
    Lilies of the field —
    what the world calls
    doing nothing

    —SYLVIA FORGES-RYAN
    .
    This certainly continues to resonate with me.

    Of course behind the scenes 'Nature' is always very busy, but it seems so effortless to humans who attempt to emulate, but fall so short.
    .
    Thankfully some of us are happy to witness simplicity in the raw.

    Alan

  4. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Wonderful is what I thought too, when I read this poem. Thank you

  5. aniketnikhade Says:

    A moment in life when the world seems to come to standstill.

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Ah, from the mists of memory I'm certain I studied this parable in an RE lesson many years ago.

    I've just Googled it: Matthew 6:28 'Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin.'

    Sometimes it's enough just to watch the flowers grow, isn't it.

    Very effective, Sylvia.

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