Silent Sunday: Poetry and Flowers

Today I’m providing a photo or two from one of my gardener friends, Alice Woodrome.  I’m also sharing a poem written by a family friend, Marvellena Scott, for her husband, Kermit.  Both of these guest contributors clearly have the wisdom and beauty of more years of life and love behind them than I.  I’m so glad to share their work with you today.  Happy Silent Sunday ~ Kelly

Taken at the Dallas Arboretum a few years ago - By Alice Woodrome of Oklahoma City.

Together Still

by Marvellena Scott

Let me hold your hand as we go downhill,

We’ve shared our strength and we share it still.

It hasn’t been easy to make the climb,

But the way was eased by your hand in mine.

Like the lake, our life has had ripples too,

Ill-health and worries and payments due.

With happy pauses along the way,

A graduation, a raise in pay, a grandchild,

At the foot of the slope, we will stop and rest,

Look back, if you wish;  we’ve been truly blessed,

We’ve been spared the grief of being torn apart

By death or divorce or a broken heart.

The view ahead is one of the best,

Just a little bit farther, and then we can rest.

We move more slowly, but together still,

Let me hold your hand as we go downhill……

Ornatmental Strawberry - from the garden of Alice Woodrome.