Gardens of Beauty

Written for:  Carpe Diem Namasté, the Spiritual Way #4 keepers of the earth

“Be a keeper of the earth, live with nature as if you see it for the very first time. See that apple as if you see it for the first time. Look at the apple follow its life back to the blossoms, the bare branches, the trunk, its roots … than you will experience its beauty, its richness, its taste to the max. In a way become the apple. Isn’t that what Zen-Buddhism means?
Zen-Buddhism is one of the pillars of haiku. In Zen-Buddhism one of the sacred ideas / thoughts is Oneness. Be one with all and everything around you …. be the keeper of the earth.

This Namasté feature is meant to be a kind of “meditation” to contemplate and think it over. Become part of the story of your life … you are a keeper of the earth.”

Each plant that grows
has a unique leafy shape
all of the same earth
we walk in gardens of beauty
another flower in the soil

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Gardens of Beauty

  1. wolfsrosebud says:

    Lovely thoughts. Those fallen flowers decay and become earth for the next blooms. The life cycle. Nice.


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